King Penguins at Kansas City Zoo

KING PENGUINS AT THE KANSAS CITY ZOO

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  • Location: Kansas City Zoo, Missouri, USA
  • Source: www.kansascityzoo.org/
  • Info: Live webcam featuring King Penguins and Macaroni Penguins at the Kansas City Zoo in Missouri.

    king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) are the second largest of the penguin species, after the Emperor penguins. They weigh around 15kg and stand up to around 95cms. The king penguins are easily recognisable by the vivid orange feathers on their heads and upper chests. In the wild, King penguins only come ashore during the breeding season and to molt. They raise one chick every other year as it takes approximately nine months for a king chick to fledge. Macaroni penguins have bright yellow plumes on their heads