African Penguin



African Penguin
African Penquin.png
Fish Journal <P38/4>
Scientific Name Spheniscus demersus
Regional Names Manchot du CapFR
BrillenpinguinDE
Pingúino de El CaboES
Pinguino del CapoIT
Length 70cm / 2ft
Forms Young, Adult
Real Life African Penquin RL.jpg


The African Penguin is a bird that appears in Endless Ocean. They can be found normally walking around the front of your ship, but they can also be found near the top of the ocean when diving during certain months on Monoa Lai.

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[edit] Information

The Fish Journal records the following information:

[edit] Location

"Sometimes appears on the decks of boats."

[edit] Description 1

"It has a spindle-shaped body, a long tail and a height of 70cm. The majority of its body is black and white, but the pattern is more intricate than that of other penguins. Its skin is visible around its eyes, giving them a pink outline."

[edit] Description 2

"They usually lay two eggs, the first of which is slightly larger. Much smaller eggs are laid at the same time as normal ones, but these are unfertilised and will not hatch."

[edit] Description 3

"There is a period known as the 'molting period' in which they shed their plumage. During this time, it is very easy for their body temperatures to drop making retrieving food impossible. They take refuge on the shore and, to avoid dying of starvation, eat large amounts before this period starts. It takes around eighteen days to re-grow their plumage, and the average bird loses 150g a day."

Last edited by Prometheusx303 on 17 March 2010 at 00:30
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