Population studies estimate that the world population of Magellanic penguins is between 1.3 and 1.7 million breeding pairs, with approximately 700,000 pairs in Chile, 900,000 pairs in Argentina and 100,000 pairs in the Falklands (Falabella & Campagna (Eds) 2019, Bingham & Herrmann 2009).
Does Argentina have wild penguins?
ARGENTINA is home to ROCKHOPPER, MACARONI, MAGELLANIC and GENTOO PENGUINS. SOUTHERN ROCKHOPPER PENGUINS are found at 15 breeding sites around Argentina and Chile, with a further 36 breeding sites in the Falkland Islands. Together they make up a total world population of around 650,000 breeding pairs.
What is one of the best sites to see penguins in Argentina?
The Punta Tombo nature reserve, in Puerto Madryn, is the best place to see penguins in Argentina, and one of the largest and most numerous continental colonies of Magellanic penguins. It is home to more than half a million penguins that you will fall in love with just by looking at them.