Penguins facts....Did you Know?
Like most seabirds, penguins are long-lived with an average life span of between 15-20 years. Sexual maturity is reached between 3-8 years, depending on the species.

Breeding usually occurs every year in the spring and summer. Emperor penguins breed over the Antarctic winter which lasts from June to August.

During this time they may endure temperatures of -60°C and wind speeds of 124mph. Some temperate species such as the Humboldt nest throughout the year.

Most penguins will mate for life and will return to the same rookery each year. Most species will lay two eggs, except the King Emperor penguins which only produce one egg.



Library Photo: Humboldt Penguin Chick
(c) Penguin Chick
Just like to point out there are no Penguins chicks at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.


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