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Adelie Penguin   Antarctica

Adelie Penguin

By the end of your Antarctic expedition, I promise you’ll be able to identify the various penguin species almost immediately. One that doesn’t get as much attention as its cuter cousins is the strange-looking Adelie.

Unlike other penguins, these birds live only along the Antarctic coast. They were named for the wife of an early French explorer. Smaller than Gentoos, Adelies only reach 18-30 inches in height and are distinguished by a white ring around the eye and a classic "tuxedo" appearance, fitting every stereotype for what a penguin should look like. Like many other penguins, their diet consists of krill found throughout the icy waters of Antarctica.