PEN­GUIN FACTS

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The Mag­el­lanic pen­guins breed in Ar­gentina be­tween Septem­ber and April. They were named after Por­tuguese ex­plorer Fer­di­nand Mag­el­lan who spot­ted them in 1520. They are a bur­row­ing species and pre­fer to nest un­der bushes. Breed­ing pairs are monog­a­mous and both share re­spon­si­bil­ity for the eggs and chicks. They drink sea wa­ter, fil­ter­ing out the salt with salt-ex­cret­ing glands.

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