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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
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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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