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Adelie Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae). By Erica. Fun Facts. Adelie penguins are the smallest of the penguins living on Antarctica They look like little men in tuxedos, with their black tail-coats and white shirt-fronts They’re about 28 inches tall and weigh 8 or 9 lbs

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fun facts
Fun Facts
  • Adelie penguins are the smallest of the penguins living on Antarctica
  • They look like little men in tuxedos, with their black tail-coats and white shirt-fronts
  • They’re about 28 inches tall and weigh 8 or 9 lbs
  • These penguins were named after the wife of a French explorer from the 1830s
what they eat and who eats them
What they eat-and who eats them
  • Adelie penguins usually eat krill, tiny shrimp-like crustaceans, and silverfish
  • Adelies are visual feeders, by catching their prey in their mouths
  • Their main predators are the skua, leopard seal, the sea lion, and the killer whale
more fun facts
More Fun Facts
  • Adelie penguins are amazing swimmers
  • They can actually glide under the water, which makes it so hard for leopard seals to catch them while they’re swimming
  • They can swim up to 15mph
  • They can’t really fly!!

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habits
Habits
  • Adelie penguins are a little lazy when it comes to walking down hills, or sides of mountains
  • Instead of walking, they slide down it on their stomachs (below)
  • Adults build their nests in the same place they were born and make them out of stones
behavior
Behavior
  • Adelies are very sociable, and that’s the reason why they are usually in large groups
  • Not only do they protect their own nests, but they also defend their colony
  • Sometimes they even steal stones from other nests, for fun
some more facts
Some More Facts
  • Before each breeding season, the adults each get a white ring around their eye
  • Because of global warming, there is 30% less Adelies then there used to be many years ago
  • There are usually half a million in a colony, and there’s quite a few colonies in Antarctica
  • They aren’t endangered at all, because of

the Antarctica Treaty

where you can find them
Where you can find them
  • You can find Adelies mainly on the south coast of Antartica
  • Or you can find them in the ocean, either swimming, or hunting for krill