Presentation on theme: "African Penguin By: Molly M.. Physical Characteristics The African Penguin has shiny, waterproof feathers. There are about 70 feathers per square inch."— Presentation transcript:
Physical Characteristics The African Penguin has shiny, waterproof feathers. There are about 70 feathers per square inch. The animal is about 2 feet tall. It is also about 6.8-8 pounds in weight.
Habitat They live on islands in between Namibia and Port Elizabeth. They spend most of their time in the ocean. They are mostly found off the coast of Southern Africa.
Food The African Penguin is a carnivore. They hunt in the sea to get their food. They eat fish such as, Sardines, Sancord, Anchovies, Crustaceans, Crab and shrimp. They also eat Squid.
Babies The mother lays 2 eggs at a time and it takes up to 40 days of incubating. Both of the parents take care of the baby. The baby has to stay close to the nest for the first 2-12 months of life. They eat half-digested food from their mother.
Cool Facts The African Penguin nests by burrowing in bird droppings and sand. The eggs take 30-65 days to hatch. The male Penguins are larger and they have longer bills.
Protection/Predators This animal protects itself by honking like a donkey. The water predators are, Sharks, Capefur, Seals and Orcas. The land based ones are, Kelpgull, mongoose, Genets and domestic cats.
Lifespan The African Penguin’s lifespan is about 10-27 years in the wild.