King Penguin

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King Penguin

Aptenodytes patagoinias
The second largest penguin, the king penguin spends most of its time at sea. Its streamlined body and paddle-like wings enable it to swim underwater faster than many birds can fly. A thick layer of body fat and a waterproof coat insulate the penguin from icy temperatures.
Fact file:

Height: Up to 3 ft

Weight: 20 to 45 lbs

Habitat: Ocean and islands

Prey: Squid, crustaceans and fish

Current Range: Antarctica