Non-Antarctic Penguins

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It’s a simple fact of common knowledge that penguins are generally associated with Antarctica continent with intense cold and windy climate and endless snow drifts. It turns out that there are different species of Penguins, the location of which is quite far from Southern Pole and in dozen km from equator – Galapagos Penguin species, as an example. Nearly 1000 pairs of these share the land of two major islands: Fernandina and Isabella. Nobody knows for sure how they’ve got there, but probably there was a massive iceberg from Antarctica reached the Galapagos from the Humboldt Current.

But is new habitat ideal for penguins? It’s clear as day that conditions of their presence are extremely distinctive from those of originals. So, so as to survive Galapagos Penguins are waiting for cool temperatures caused by the Humboldt Current and cool waters from great depths brought up from the Cromwell Current. As a result of high temperatures, which predominate on the islands, the Galapagos Penguins confront an overheating, which represents for them a significant threat. But it isn’t for nothing that these birds are most like humans, they enjoy are as smart as humans and have found a way out of difficult living conditions. In the afternoon, once the temperature reaches its greatest point, they remain in water, making their own food, and at night, once the temperature drops, penguins go to the shore. Now, these animals are contained in the global Red Book. Incidentally, on Galapagos islands there’s a larger variety of threats, which may threat penguins’ presence, including snakes, snakes, birds of prey, cats, dogs, rats, sharks, seals and sea lions, that are regarded as predators out there.

Along with Galapagos Penguins, there are other colonies spread outside Antarctica. Therefore, an individual might learn about their existence on the shore of the South Africa, where they’re also referred to as Black-Footed Penguins, Jackass Penguins or Cape Penguin.

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