Published on: September 20, 2021
What is in news : Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo announced the addition of two new Humboldt penguin chicks this year.
- Endemic to the Pacific coasts of Chile and Peru
- Medium-sized species among at least 17 species
- There are between 17 and 19 species
- The largest, the Emperor penguin, stands at over 4 ft tall while the Little penguin has a maximum height of 1 ft. Humboldt penguins have an average height of just over 2 ft.
- The Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus Humboldt) belongs to a genus that is commonly known as the ‘banded’ group.’