BBC released some fun facts saying the scientific name for Humboldt penguins is spheniscus humboldti. Humboldts are classed as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Humboldt penguins are very social and live in large colonies, they can live up to 20 years in the wild and they can travel through water at speeds of up to 25mph!

Mr Pickering also added “She doesn’t have to work for the fish, we hand feed her so she doesn’t have to compete with the others.

“Their predators in the wild would be leopard seals, but obviously there are no leopard seals here. She is a grand old lady. The life expectancy of Humboldt penguins in the wild is 15 to 20.”

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