Chinstrap Penguin

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Chinstrap Penguin

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Character Data
Japanese Name: ヒゲペンギン
Romanised Name: Higepengin
First Featured in: Not Featured Yet
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Pygoscelis antarcticus
Distribution: Unknown
Diet: Piscivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 15 – 20 years
Read More: Chinstrap penguin
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 LC.svg.png
Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin is a type of penguin Friend that premiered in the fourth official Kemono Friends guidebook. She has yet to appear in any other official media.

In Real Life

The Chinstrap Penguin are a small species of penguin found in rocky areas of the Antarctic Ocean. Their name derives from the narrow black band under their heads. This also means they are one of the most identifiable penguins in the species. They have a black bill, and when young, can have spotting around their eyes and a slightly shorter bill than an adult Chinstrap Penguin. They are medium-sized penguins, with a height up to 70 cm and can weigh up to 6 kilograms.

Chinstrap Penguins are carnivorous birds who normally feed on small prey such as fish, krill, shrimp, and squid. Like most other penguins, they have tightly-packed feathers, which make them waterproof and incredibly excellent swimmers, swimming at 30 kilometers an hour. However, they are rather shallow compared to other penguins in terms of diving depth, where they can only dive as deep as 70 metres at a time.

Chinstrap Penguins live around 20 years, and there are a population of around 13,000,000 to 15,000,000 Chinstrap Penguins alive, so they are in no state near being endangered. They live in large colonies, sometimes with over hundreds of thousands of Chinstrap Penguins at a time. Their national predators are Leopard Seals, Sea Lions, Orcas and Sharks. Eggs and young chicks are also vulnerable to seabirds such as Skua. This is why many adult Chinstrap Penguins stay with their young at all times, to protect them while they need it most. At times, only one adult stays with the young while the other goes to get food.

Trivia

Two chinstrap penguins, Roy and Silo, caused a lot of controversy by trying to perform mating rituals and trying to hatch a rock as an egg despite being both penguins being male. Their keepers gave them an egg that was from a breeding pair that couldn't hatch it. The egg hatched and the couple raised the baby named Tango.

References

http://www.penguinworld.com/types/chinstrap.html

https://oceanwide-expeditions.com/to-do/wildlife/chinstrap-penguin

https://a-z-animals.com/animals/chinstrap-penguin/

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