Gentoo PenguinIf there is one clear resident of Antarctica, it is the penguin. Five species call Antarctica home, and they number in the millions—a fact that won’t surprise you after your first landing on the Last Continent.
The most common species in Antarctica, the Gentoo, is a playful bird you will undoubtedly come to love. The Gentoo is easy to identify thanks to a wide white stripe across the top of its head and a bright orange bill. It's also one of the largest species, reaching heights of 2-3 feet. Gentoos are most commonly found on the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, but you will see them when you visit the Antarctic Peninsula.