Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Species: Spheniscus demersus (African or Black-footed)
Geographic Range: Africa’s southern shoreline
Size: 2 feet tall, 7 to 10 pounds
Lifespan: 10 to 20 years
Conservation Status: Endangered
Find them in the Aquatic Animals Building Map
- Penguins can swim up to 15 miles per hour underwater.
- Penguins cannot fly.
- Black-footed penguins can dive up to 100 feet to catch fish.
- Penguin bones are heavier than those of most birds. This helps them dive in the water.