Penguin colonies

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tips and insights

Sex indication

It's difficult for the untrained human eye to tell the male from the female penguins.

Largest penguin

The emperor penguin is the largest of the penguin species (about the height and weight of a heavyset six-year-old boy).


It engineered penguins for keeping warm in their frigid Antarctica environment by giving them compact waterproof feathers and a blubber layer under the skin. Evolution also provided them with a relatively high body mass to skin area ratio - and a unique physiological system that minimizes body heat loss during breathing.

Keep alert
in the colonies

Penguins are adorable, but watch where you step while exploring their colonies. They can create quite a mess - and stench (which increases with the temperature). And, if you come too close, some might snap at your legs with their sharp avian beaks.

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Antarctica cruise
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Dry Valleys
Iceberg Calving
Jagged Mountain Peaks
Lemaire & Neumayer Channels
Paradise Harbor
Penguin Colonies
Polar Icecap
Ross Ice Shelf
South Pole



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