Where can Penguins be Found in South America?
There are 7 of the 17 species of penguins that regularly breed in South America. There are several places in South America where penguins live. Penguins in South America are located as north as Galapagos Islands, where Galapagos penguins live. Southern in the western coast of South America from mid-Chile north to Peru, Humboldt penguins can be found.
In the south cone of South America in both eastern and western coasts, from mid-Chile south to Tierra del Fuego and from there north to south Argentina, the Magellanic penguin can be found.
In the Falkland Islands the Magellanic penguins can also be found, where a very large population of Gentoo Penguins live. Additionally, a very few King Penguins have presence. The Falkland Islands also host a large population of the Southern Rockhopper Penguins. Finally some islands around Tierra del Fuego and the nearby parts belonging to Chile hold a small population of Macaroni Penguins.