10 Places Where Penguins Live in the Wild

Group of king penguins on the beach in the Falkland Islands

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We all know that the penguins live in Antartica, right? Well it's true that some of them do, but only two of the family's 18 species actually live there. Where do the rest of them live?

Aside from the poor things stuck in captivity, all the other penguins live in Southern Hemisphere – and in fact, on every continent there. The most northerly of penguin species, the Galapagos penguin, lives on the, yes, the Galapagos Islands. On the other end, the most most southerly penguin colony on the planet is a group of Adélie that nest near Camp Royds, Antarctica.

But penguins also naturally inhabit a number of other places in-between; which you can see in the following postcards – obviously written be penguins and sent to their penguin friends and family near and far.

1. Antarctica

Postcard showing the penguins that live in Antarctica including emperor and adelie
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2. Argentina

Postcard showing the penguins that live in Argentina including Magellanic
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3. Australia

Postcard showing the penguins that live in Australia including Little penguins
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4. Chile

postcard showing the penguins that live in Chile including Magellanic
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5. Falkland Islands

postcard showing the penguins that live in the Falkland Islands including magellanic, gentoo, king, and macaroni
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6. Galápagos Islands

postcard showing the penguins that live in the Galapagos Islands including Galapagos penguins
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7. Gough Island

Postcard showing the penguins that live in Gough Island including Northern Rockhopper penguins

8. New Zealand

postcard showing the penguins that live in New Zealand including Fiordland Crested, Little, Snares, and Yellow-eyed
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9. South Africa

postcard showing the penguins that live in South Africa including African penguins
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10. South Sandwich Islands

postcard showing the penguins that live in the South Sandwich Islands including chinstrap, gentoo, and macaroni
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You can see the postcards plus further information on where to find penguins in their natural habitat at the Latin America Travel Company.