Humboldt penguins

/Humboldt penguins

Humboldt penguins are medium sized penguins named after the current they swim in. The current is cold water and can support many fish. Classified as “Vulnerable” by the IUCN, these penguins have historically been affected by guano production reducing nest sites. More pressing concerns currently are over-fishing (reducing food sources for the penguins), climate change, ocean acidification and invasive species that may eat their eggs and young.