Penguins of the Antarctic

There are currently seventeen identified penguin species living around the world, from the equator to the Antarctic.  In the Antarctic, it has been said, there are only two kinds of penguins: the white ones coming toward you, and the black ones going away — which isn’t so far from the truth.  There are, in fact, only two penguin species that spend their entire lives in the Antarctic: the Adèlie and the emperor penguin. Our map will examine the Adèlies and the emperor penguins, as well as four other penguin species that live in the vicinity of the Antarctic Circle.  Click on the map to learn about a penguin species.

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