The length of a penguins life varies based on the breed, but the average penguin lives in the wild for 10 to 20 years. Both the Emperor penguin and Adelie penguin live on Antarctica.Know More
The Emperor penguin is the most well-known penguin, popularized in movies and cartoons. This penguin lives between 15 and 20 years in the wild. The Adelie penguin can live up to 20 years in the wild, but has been known to live longer when placed into captivity.
One reason penguins live longer in captivity is that there is no risk of being eaten by a predator. More penguin babies survive in captivity, too, since there is no threat of predators and handlers will feed and care for baby penguins that are neglected by the mother.Learn more about Penguins
Emperor penguins live on the continent of Antarctica, forming colonies on the massive pieces of ice. These penguins live along the coast of Antarctica, moving between the ice and the frigid waters.Full Answer >
Rockhopper penguins can be found living on the shores of the windy islands to the north of Antarctica and can also be found in New Zealand, the Falkland Islands and Chile. Rockhopper penguins live in colonies that can number in the hundreds of thousands, especially during breeding seasons.Full Answer >
Penguins inhabit the tundra biome. All species live on the continents of the Southern Hemisphere and thrive in cold weather near large bodies of water.Full Answer >
King penguins live on islands surrounding Antarctica, including the Falklands, Prince Edward, South Georgia, South Sandwich, Crozet, Heard, Macquarie and Kerguelen. Though some live as far south as the coast of Antarctica, no colonies have been found inside the Antarctic Circle.Full Answer >