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Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus Mendiculus)
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Galapagos Penguin. Photograph. True Wild Life. Web. 23 Mar. 2013.
Thank you for watching our prezi. Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus Mendiculus) Threats to the Animal Climate change near the area threatens these poor creatures because it is getting too hot.
Fishermen and other people illegally use fishing nets to capture the species.
The last threat is the predators of this animal ( they are named Seals, Sharks, and Sea Lions.) The sun heats up the habitat of the Galapagos Penguin, and is becoming a natural enemy of the species. Solutions to these Threats The Galapagos National Park Service controls the animal's predators so they don't become more endangered by the predators eating them.
The Galapagos Marine Reserve wants to increase protection of the penguin near their breeding sites. Video: Swimming with Galapagos Penguins in their Natural Habitat Background Information Galapagos Penguins are the only species of penguins that live within five degrees latitude the equator.
Their life span is 15-20 years long.
They live in cracks of caves near the water.
They also have a long and slender bill (much longer than other penguins').
They are about 53 centimeters long.
Once eggs are laid, they will take about 38-42 days to hatch. In the video we will see how Galapagos Penguins can be conserved as well as their natural history.