Where can I see penguins in South America? Across Peru, Ecuador, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and Chile, seven species of penguin can be seen. Within Patagonia, the South American Magellanic penguin spends the summer months in both Argentina and Chile, migrating north in winter.
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.
How many penguins are there in Argentina?
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).
Are Magellanic penguins friendly?
The Magellanic Penguin’s interaction with humans can be described as friendly.