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The Galapagos Penguin
|THE GALAPAGOS PENGUIN
The Galapagos penguin lives on Galapagos Island. There are 100 million to 500 million of them left.
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.
The Galapagos penguin lives in warm weather. They live in on Galapagos Island.
The Galapagos penguin eats tiny shrimp, fish, krill, millet and sardines.
The enemies of the Galapagos penguins are leopard seal, sea lion, ferrites, cats, snakes, lizard, foxes and rats.
They build their nests with rock, sticks and grass. They lay 1 to 2 eggs.
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.
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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