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Galapagos Penguin. Spheniscus mendiculus. -Alexis Adams. Natural Habitat. W estern islands of Fernandina and Isabela Coastal areas Nutrient rich waters Volcanic rock Equator climate. Life History Characteristics. Eats small fish Eats mollusks and zooplanketon 53cm is length

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Galapagos penguin

Galapagos Penguin

Spheniscusmendiculus

-Alexis Adams


Natural habitat
Natural Habitat

  • Western islands of Fernandina and Isabela

  • Coastal areas

  • Nutrient rich waters

  • Volcanic rock

  • Equator climate


Life history characteristics
Life History Characteristics

  • Eats small fish

  • Eats mollusks and zooplanketon

  • 53cm is length

  • About 5 pounds


Life history characteristics1
Life History Characteristics

  • Has a predator/prey relationship

  • Predators include snakes, owls, hawks, sharks, fur seals, sea lions, cats, and dogs

  • Females are sexually mature at 3-4 years

  • Males are sexually mature at 4-6 years

  • Lay two eggs at once

  • If both hatch they only raise one

  • Reproduce twice a year

  • Lives in colonies


Why galapagos penguins are endangered
Why Galapagos Penguins Are Endangered?

  • Human threats

  • Climate changes

  • Oil spills

  • Fishing

Galapagos Penguin covered in oil from an oil spill


Population
Population

  • estimated between 3,000-8,000 penguins left

  • about 800 breeding pairs left in the world


Conservation efforts
Conservation Efforts

  • Can join the Conservation Action Network

  • Can “Adopt A Penguin”

  • Donate at galapagos.org


Quiz

  • What is the current population?

  • Name 3 reasons Galapagos penguins are endangered.

    3. What do they eat?

  • Where are they located?

  • Name 3 different predators.


Sources
Sources:

  • worldwildlife.org/species/galapagos-penguin

  • www.penguins.cl/galapagos-penguins.htm

  • neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/conservation?p_p_spp..

  • http://www.galapagos.org/?gclid=CJy7z7aCu7sCFbFxOgod7DQAyQ


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