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 >
Adélie penguins are one of five types of penguin that live on the continent of Antarctica. They live exclusively along the coast of the continent and are one of the most southerly distributed of all seabirds.Full Answer >
Fairy penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere, along the southern coast of Australia, and in several locations in New Zealand. In New Zealand, they are known as blue penguins.Full Answer >
Although all penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere, not every species of penguin lives in Antarctica. Several species exist in sub-zero climates, while others live in locations with temperatures regularly above 100 F. Generally, penguins become larger the farther south they live, according to PBS television show "Nature."Full Answer >