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Countries with Wild Penguins

In just two minutes, name the 13 countries where penguins still exist in the wild.
Source: www.theworldgeography.com
Species count includes native penguins, as well as those that are rare, accidental or vagrant visitors.
The shaded answer is an overseas territory. Typing either the territory or its owner will work
Last updated: September 05, 2018
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Species
Country
11
Australia
10
Chile
7
New Zealand
7
Argentina
5
UK (Falklands)
4
South Africa
4
Brazil
Species
Country
3
Uruguay
2
Ecuador
2
Peru
2
Namibia
1
Angola
1
Mozambique
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level 70
Nov 22, 2015
No Madagascar?
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level 61
Nov 22, 2015
Interestingly, a lone Southern Rockhopper penguin - 1500 miles from home - turned up in Madagascar in January 1956, according to this National Geographic article. That seems to be the sole example, though (other than the DreamWorks cartoon kind, of course).
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level 73
Nov 23, 2015
Kowalski...get me more information...
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level 69
Nov 26, 2015
Just smile and wave boys...
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level 56
Aug 16, 2017
You didn't see anything...... right?!
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level 75
Nov 25, 2015
Great idea for a quiz!
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level 45
Dec 1, 2015
Got 8/12, missing most of the south american countries. Aside from Chile and Argentina (and those two countries do get darn close to the antarctic ocean at their very southern ends) I didn't think there were penguins that far north!
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level 71
Jan 21, 2016
The sea on the west coast of South America is really, really cold - must be a current direct from Antarctica - so penguins in Ecuador are plausible (though I only guessed that answer cos I ran out of southern countries to try).
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level 49
Feb 6, 2016
The Galapagos islands are part of Ecuador, and that is where the pinguins are.
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level 22
Apr 25, 2019
There is a species of penguin called the Galapagos Penguin, which coincidentally live on and near the Galapagos Islands, which are part of Ecuador.
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level 82
Jan 12, 2016
How about UK? i.e. Falkland Islands.
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level 61
Jan 15, 2016
Good point - sorry to have missed that out, as they have five species of penguins. Submitted an update.
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level 71
Jan 21, 2016
In that case, also Adélie Land (France - hence Adélie Penguins) and Queen Maud Land (Norway)?
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level 54
Feb 12, 2016
Err...
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level 46
Feb 10, 2016
Malvinas belongs to Argentina - it should.
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level 65
Feb 10, 2016
You really want to talk about politics in a wild penguins quiz???
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level 59
Mar 18, 2016
Wanting something doesn't make it yours. That's the mentality of a 2-year-old.
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level 69
Jul 6, 2016
And look, 3 people that live there agree with you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands_sovereignty_referendum,_2013
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level 68
Aug 24, 2017
you're overstating it Findlay. Those three people voted against the Falklands continuing as a UK dependency, not joining Argentina. At least one of them was thought to be in favour of independence. Argentina dismissed the result on the basis that there could be no legitimacy in the political desires of an 'implanted population'. Bad news for the U.S declaration of independence there.
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level 45
Jul 19, 2018
Most people in the Falklands want the islands to remain a British Overseas Territory.
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level 68
Sep 30, 2018
Tsingtao (Qingdao) belonged to Germany for a few years too. Spain once controlled Argentina, maybe that should back to where it was a couple hundred years ago.
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level 52
Apr 25, 2019
Tsingtao was German until around 100 years ago, while Argentina was Spanish until around 200 years ago
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level 52
Apr 25, 2019
Your comment contradicts itself, Kontio100 - either the '''Malvinas''' belongs to Argentina, or '''it should'''........
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level 68
Apr 25, 2019
@JackintheBox
"....commemorate Empire Day, when we try to remember the names of all those from the Sudbury area who so gallantly gave their lives to keep China British."
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level 55
Apr 25, 2019
@ShrinkingViolet Don't forget the families of the 5,000 or so Nazis that fled to Argentina. Magneto didn't get them all! And all the others who came from Germany, France, Switzerland, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Poland, Albania, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, Russia, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Bulgaria, Armenia, Greece, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia...
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level 66
Jan 15, 2016
I love the Jackass Penguins. Definitely my favorite penguin. :D
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level 67
Feb 10, 2016
How can you not love the 'Macaroni Penguin' ........ with his Golden Eyebrows.
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level 71
Jan 21, 2016
OK, Kowalski, another question for you: How do the penguin census takers decide if a penguin is accidental or vagrant? "That one looks like riff-raff, must be a vagrant; this scruffy one over here - clearly present accidentally; but this fine, well mannered immaculately groomed specimen is clearly, well, a non-accidental non-vagrant." Whatever you call those.
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level 60
Feb 10, 2016
If I got this from the source correctly breeding plays a role. Some species seem just to breed elsewhere. That probably makes the difference between native and vagrant penguins. Other than that I'm guessing it's observation or residues left as "evidence". Accidental is probably as easy as finding a single penguin or few penguins somewhere where they have never been seen before which is unlikely as they usually live in larger groups. Maybe they broke out of a zoo like the penguins in the movie Madagascar. That's just what I'm thinking.
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level 68
Sep 29, 2018
Ones who mate anywhere they go, don't care who they do it in front of? Now that sounds like vagrants.
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level 71
Jan 24, 2016
Educational. Thank you.
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level 66
Feb 10, 2016
This is weird, I live in Uruguay. It's pretty small. Yet I've never seen a wild penguin, where are they?
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level 58
Feb 10, 2016
Ironically, I live in the UK which is also pretty small, and I've seen a wild Uruguayan. He's called Luis Suarez.
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level 82
Feb 10, 2016
Please remember to take care in handling and observation of this specimen. Like many wild creatures, he bites. :)
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level 46
Feb 10, 2016
Suarez. The best. After Messi.
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level 57
May 1, 2016
Correction: Suarez. The best smile* After Messi
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level 55
Feb 11, 2016
Given that they are mostly marine animals, it will be in the sea... Anyway, according to Google there was a case in 2011 when 600 dead Magellan pinguins washed up on the Uruguayan shore.
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level 45
Jul 19, 2018
Perhaps there have been some occasional lost ones there
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level 45
Feb 10, 2016
bouvet island has the famous Macaroni Penguin. bouvet island is Norwegian and is placed south south west of South Africa
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level 78
Feb 10, 2016
Well I did a lot better on this quiz than I expected to. Only missed the last three.
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level 54
Feb 10, 2016
I've had the opportunity to go see the wild penguins off robin island in south africa. Very cool experience. :)
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level 65
Feb 10, 2016
I only ended up with 12 and just typed in answers till i got the 13th. I went and double checked your source you listed and they only list 12 countries, and not surprisingly, didn't mention the one I was missing either. I would remove the source as it is not accurate.
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level 56
Feb 13, 2016
France should've been in this list aswell! They have the French oversees territories called 'TAAF' (Terres Atlantiques et Australes Françaises), which includes the Kerguelen for example, where you can find penguïns.
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level 43
Feb 13, 2016
The Falklands got me. But when it is thousands of miles from the main UK, does it count then?
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level 60
Nov 18, 2016
Got them all. But then, I live in NZ, so have seen them around the place. And in Australia.
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level 48
Apr 21, 2017
Can you except South Geogria for the UK as that territory also has penguins.
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level 48
Apr 21, 2017
Georgia I mean.
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level 52
Apr 25, 2019
Yes, the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands also contain wild penguins.
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level 57
Feb 14, 2018
Surprised about Ecuador and Peru!
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level 52
Apr 25, 2019
Haven't you heard of Galapagos penguins?
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level 22
May 29, 2018
I didn't realize that the Galapagos Islands were part of Ecuador. Also I thought there was Madagascar?
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level 54
Mar 13, 2019
And Kergelen?
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level 53
Mar 22, 2019
What about Greenland
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level 60
Apr 25, 2019
Ummm...
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level 68
Apr 25, 2019
Did they do a house swap with polar bears on airbandb?
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level 18
Apr 25, 2019
Actually 1. Greenland is part of the kingdom of Denmark 2. Those are polar bears think of it like this: Polar bears are up north, and Penguins are down south.
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level 64
Apr 25, 2019
Kerguelen Islands of France are home to millions of penguins. Bouvet Island of Norway also has penguins.
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level 52
Apr 25, 2019
Wow, millions!
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level 64
Apr 25, 2019
Kerguelen and Bouvet were already mentioned in the comments three years ago. If Falklands are included, why not the others?
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level 64
Apr 25, 2019
Then we have Gabon, "accidental or vagrant" jackass penguins aren't that uncommon over there.
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level 39
Apr 25, 2019
Norway is missing. Bouvet Island and Island of Peter 1 are Norwegian islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Bouvet is home to Macaroni penguin and, to a lesser extent, Chinstrap penguin and Adélie penguin. Chinstrap and Adélie visit Peter 1 regularly, as does other types of penguin.
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level 18
Apr 25, 2019
I was surprised there is no Madagascar or Norway because they have islands near Antarctica but I still got the all correct. Anyways, nice quiz
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level 64
Apr 25, 2019
I have a couple questions. 1: Do areas like the Norwegian and French territories in the Antarctic ocean as well as other British territories such as South Georgia or Gough Island have a different status than the Falkland Islands? I'm at a loss as to why they don't make this list. 2: If accidental/vagrant visitors are included, as the caveat suggests, why is Madagascar not amongst the correct answers? OP even provided a source above. Other countries that should be on here include Congo and Gabon, see https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/species/birds/penguins/African_penguin.html
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