Where do penguins live?

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April 02, 2018 11:49AM

Four of the 17 species of penguins live along the coast of Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula. None are able to venture far inland on the Antarctic, as there is nothing on the Antarctic continent to support life. They depend on the ocean for their survival, whether it be the Antarctic waters or the more temperate waters of the coasts of South America and Australia.

Others are found elsewhere within the Antarctic Circle to temperate regions further north, including New Zealand, southern Australia, the Falkland Islands, the Gal√°pagos Islands (which is a tropical habitat) and the coastlines of South America and southern Africa.

All penguins are found only in the southern hemisphere.