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Humboldt Penguin

Humboldt penguins are a great fit for Houston, since they originate from Chile and Peru in South America where it can get as warm as 100 degrees.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Spheniscus humboldti 


Shores of Peru and Chile

Location in the Zoo

Galápagos Islands – Opens April 7

Cool Animal Fact

They get their name from the cold sea current that runs along the west coast of South America from Chile to Peru – and that was named after the explorer Alexander von Humboldt.