--found in an exhibit at the Chattanooga Aquarium in TN
--tallest & heaviest of all living penguins
-eats mainly fish, but also crustaceans (krill, cephalopods, & squid)
--their predators include birds & aquatic mammals
These penguins were preparing to go to sea after spending time in their land burrows and completing breeding and moulting for the season.
Several Chinstrap Penguins were seen moulting on shoreline rocks on Ardley Island.
Humboldt penguins on rocky island.
Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans.