Standing just over two feet tall, African penguins can be found on the coast and islands of Southern Africa. They're the one species of penguin acclimated to warm weather. They live in colonies, mate monogamously, and can dive underwater for up to 2.5 minutes while trying to catch small fish like sardines and anchovies. They're sometimes called "jackass penguins," not because they're particularly impolite compared to other birds, but because they make donkey-like noises to communicate. Unfortunately, these awesome birds are classified as an endangered species.
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Written by Curiosity Staff July 4, 2017
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