Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) molting in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica.


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Image ID: 0131205-MNO

Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) molting in Antarctica. The Gentoo Penguin is one of three species in the genus Pygoscelis. It is the third largest of all penguins worldwide, with adult Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20-36 in).There are an estimated 80,000 breeding gentoo penguin pairs in the Antarctic peninsula area with a total population estimate of around 314,000 breeding pairs in all of Antarctica.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Michael S. Nolan

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