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Humboldt Penguin

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  • September 20, 2021
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Humboldt Penguin

Part of: Prelims and GS III – Conservation 

Context Two new Humboldt penguin chicks, join seven adult Humboldt penguins at Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo.

About Humboldt penguins

  • Humboldt penguin is named after the cold ocean current, known as Humboldt current.
    • Humboldt Current, also called the Peru Current, is a cold, low-salinity ocean current that flows north along the western coast of South America.
  • Habitat: Humboldt penguin is a South American penguin that breeds in coastal Chile and Peru.
  • When not raising chicks, these penguins have been known to travel long distances at sea to find food.
  • Humboldt penguins can breed at any time of year.
  • IUCN status: Vulnerable 

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