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Click FIRST PAGE for Chinstrap, Gentoo, Adelie, and Rockhopper penguins.

Macaroni, Emperor,
and King penguins


These weird-looking penguins are related to the rockhoppers. Like them, they have grasping feet, allowing them to climb precipitous, rugged slopes to reach their high-cliff nests. South Georgia Island is a popular breeding ground.


They're the world's largest and most famous penguin (they starred in the documentary hit, "March of the Penguins"). You could possibly see them, but the chances are low because their breeding grounds are distant from standard Antarctica cruise routes.


They are closely related to the Emperor penguins, but are smaller and greater in number. Viewing opportunities are good on South Georgia Island, but not on the Falklands and in the Antarctica Peninsula.


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Chinstrap, Getoo, Adelie,
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