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Jackass Penguin

  • SEA LIFE Busan, B2 Floor

Meet the penguins

Meet the jackass penguins at the Sea Life Busan Aquarium. You can see our penguins playing, swimming, and eating.

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Rocky Coast


Up to 70 cm


Small fish, Crustaceans


South West Coast of Africa

Penguins at SL Busan

Jackass Penguin

Scientific Name: Spheniscus demersus
Common Name: Jackass penguin

They are the only species of penguin that lives on the African continent and can be found in Cape Town, South Africa. It lays two eggs at a time, the males and females take turns incubating the eggs for about 40 days and can reproduce three to four years after birth.

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Did you know?

  • African Penguins are monogamous, once mated they will spend their entire lives together
  • They can enter a depth of 30 meters, swim at a speed of 19 kilometers per hour, and hold their breath for about 3 minutes
  • They are called Jackass penguins because they make loud donkey-like noises.
  • The small pink glands above their eyes help control body temperature. When the body temperature increases, it sends blood there to dissipate heat into the air to lower its temperature.

Penguin Video

Hi, I am a Jackass Penguin 🐧 Let me show you my new home!

Visit the jackass penguin's new home and you will be able to see many fun interactions!

Curious about the penguin's new home? Let us show you! Let's go, go, go!

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Meet our little penguin friends

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