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Penguin profiles: 10 fascinating flightless birds

By: Laura Moss on May 17, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
A Galapagos penguin stands on a rock

Photo: Ben Queenborough/Shutterstock

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Galapagos penguin

This species of penguin is able to survive in the tropical climate of the Galapagos Islands due to the cool temperatures from the Humboldt Current. The third smallest species of penguin, the birds are particularly vulnerable to predation, and with an estimated population of around 1,500 birds, the species is endangered.

Famous fowl

As the only penguins in the world found north of the equator, all of the Galapagos penguins are famous in their own right.

Editor's note: This slideshow has been updated with new information since it was originally published in November 2012.