Do you ever feel misunderstood?

The Banded penguins sure do.  These penguins have never lived in the snow; some can even be considered tropical birds!

Banded penguins live in the temperate waters off the coasts of South Africa, South America, and the Galapagos Islands.

There are four types:
  • Humboldt penguins
  • Magellanic penguins
  • African penguins
  • Galapagos penguins

And there's one sure way of identifying them from all other penguins:

1IK*: A single or double band of black across the chest!

So next time you see a penguin, don't just assume it's from the Antarctic.  And if you see a band across the chest? Well, its home might be warmer than yours!

Check it out: Can you identify which type of Banded penguin is swimming in the first photo?

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