Rumor has it penguins have been spotted waddling around Jamaa! Have you spotted any yet? While we all await their arrival, let’s discover some cool facts about Adélie penguins!
Adélie penguins breed and raise their young farther south than any other penguin, on the continent of Antarctica. In September and October—springtime in that part of the world—thousands of Adélies gather on the rocky Antarctic shoreline.
A group of penguins is called a colony. An Adélie penguin colony can be made up of 100 to 250,000 pairs of birds!
You can spot an Adélie penguin by these features: They have white rings around their eyes and the feathers at the base of their bill are also white. Their bill is red and they have a solid black head and a white belly. The black feathers on their back are tipped with blue and their tail is a bit longer than other penguins’ tails.
Did you know Adélie penguins often toboggan across ice? To toboggan, a penguin slides on its belly using its feet to push itself forward. Sounds like fun!