What’s the most northerly penguin?

Sarah McPherson discusses the only penguin found north of the equator.

The Galapagos penguin is the only species found north of the Equator © Wolfgang Kaehler / Getty

This would be the Galápagos penguin, the only species found north of the Equator. It survives here likely due to the numbers of fish present in these cool, nutrient-rich waters.


Not all penguins live in the icy climes of Antarctica – several species occur in the temperate zone, such as the Snares of New Zealand and the magellanics of Chile and Argentina.

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