September 24, 2017

9 Humboldt Penguins Arrive

Humboldt Penguins seen swimming.
Humboldt Penguins seen swimming.

9 HUMBOLDT Penguins [Spheniscus Humboldti] (4 males and 5 females) to be shown to the public in Nay Pyi Taw Zoological Garden arrived at the Yangon International Airport on Thursday via Narita Airport, Japan.
The penguins, bought at EU 7500 per head from the Nature Resource Network by Htoo Zoos & Gardens Business Unit reached Zoological Garden, Nay Pyi Taw at 1:00am.
These penguin species are found in Eastern Peru, Chile Coastal Areas and Eastern Coast of Pacific Ocean in pairs of both sexes or in groups. They live in nests and breed in rocky coasts and caves. They lay 2-3 eggs at one time and males and females hatch in turn. Its breeding period normally lasts 40-90 days. Its life-span is 20 year approximately.
It lives on sea organisms. It is a medium sized penguin, 26-28 inches long and 10 lbs weight. The rear part of the body and flanks are black and its upper part is blackish grey.


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