These Humboldt penguins enjoy the warmer climate compared to many other types of penguins. They can be found in South America along the Pacific Coast and live on the rocky areas around the shores. Due to the warm temperatures where the Humboldt Penguins live, they do not engage in the migration process. Their decline in numbers makes them listed in The World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species as vulnerable. The numbers continue to drop due to habitat loss and fishing activities in their habitat area which is their only food source.
Zoo Negara Malaysia houses 9 of this medium sized birds and have been providing for their needs so they can successfully breed. Your support will assist us in providing a variety of enrichments to stimulate their senses within their natural setting and other maintenance needed around their exhibit. Help us care for these precious wildlife and prolong their existence for the next generation to appreciate.