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The Galapagos Penguin

THE GALAPAGOS PENGUIN
by Steven

Introduction
The Galapagos penguin lives on Galapagos Island. There are 100 million to 500 million of them left.

Physical appearance
The Galapagos penguin has black and white feathers. They grow 16 to 18 inches was 5 pounds. They have a white band under their chin. 

Habitat
The Galapagos penguin lives in warm weather. They live in on Galapagos Island.

Food
The Galapagos penguin eats tiny shrimp, fish, krill, millet and sardines. 

Enemies
The enemies of the Galapagos penguins are leopard seal, sea lion, ferrites, cats, snakes, lizard, foxes and rats. 

Reproduction
They build their nests with rock, sticks and grass. They lay 1 to 2 eggs.

Behavior
They can swim up to 2.5 to 5 miles per hour. They can toboggan down hills faster. Most penguins spend hours every day for preening their feathers. 

Why it is endangered 
Humans threaten the Galapagos penguin. The climate has changed the sea tempter ice covers the food, oil spills and fishing. 

Conclusion 
They are weak animals and very small. It is the 3rd smallest penguin alive. They live on the equator. They lay 2 eggs every year.
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