When we think of penguins, we often imagine a large colony of them living in Antarctica… but that is not the only place you can find some!
When I went to Peru, I was surprised to learn that there were penguins there! I was even more so when I saw those who lived in South Africa!
In New Zealand, there are so many penguins that they even installed penguin crossing signs.
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Here are 5 unusual places where you can see penguins.
1. Punta Tombo in Argentina: Magellanic Penguin
Argentina deals aren’t very frequent, but they’ve recently deregulated their aviation industry so things are looking up!
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2. Boulder’s Beach in South Africa: African Penguins
Those penguins are not afraid of the heat! When we went there, it was over 30°C. We often spot great deals to South Africa around $800 (here are 10 reasons to go to South Africa).
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3. Oamaru in New Zealand: Little Penguin
New Zealand is an expensive place to fly to (and expensive once you’re there too), but it looks like it’s quite worth it.
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4. Paracas National Reserve in Peru: Humboldt Penguin
I did not see them personally, but Andrew went there on his trip to Peru.
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5. Cooper Bay in South Georgia: Macaroni Penguin
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are islands that belong to the United Kingdom at the extreme southern tip of Argentina.
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And what’s even better than penguins? Baby penguins!
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Penguin lovers can see them in person in many countries, it’s much better than at the zoo!
What other animal do you dream of seeing while traveling?
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Cover photo: Boulder Beach, South Africa (photo credit: Casey Allen)
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