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The penguin’s habitat
On land or in the water!
The Humboldt penguin’s name is linked with the area it inhabits. This species lives on the mainland and island coasts of Chile and Peru, which are fed by the Humboldt current, a cold-water ocean current that is rich in nutrients… and fish! Though it spends most of its time in coastal waters, the Humboldt penguin must regularly make its way back onto land to rest, breed, moult, and take care of its young. Once a year, the Humboldt penguin entirely regrows its plumage. During this moulting period, the plumage loses its waterproof and insulating properties. The penguin will therefore remain on land until its plumage is recovered and is once again in optimal condition.
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Un Œil en Coulisse - Saison 5 Ép 28
Un manchot pas comme les autres !
Dans ce nouvel épisode d’un Œil en Coulisse, plongez dans le bassin des manchots de Humboldt ! À Beauval, ils vivent par couple au sein d’une large colonie. Protection du nid, nourrissage des jeunes… comment les manchots s’organisent-ils ? Réponse à travers l’histoire de Senna…
The Beauval Nature association
For the past 10 years, the Beauval Nature association has joined forces with field workers to support them in their primary mission of species conservation. Beauval works closely with numerous conservation and research programmes around the world to study and protect endangered species. This everyday action takes place in order to protect our biodiversity.
The penguin pool is one of Beauval’s must-sees!
Its large viewing windows allow you to observe them both on land and underwater.
If you cannot see all of our penguins in the pool during one of the many feeding times, it will be because some are watching over the chicks that are in their nest.
Learn more about the species