Gentoo penguins of Argentina

Argentina is home to four species of penguin: Rockhopper, Macaroni, Magellanic and Gentoo penguins. The long-tailed gentoo penguins, pictured on this postcard, have recently established two very small breeding colonies in Argentina. These are situated on Staten Island (30 pairs) and Hammer Island (5 pairs). Hammer Island is easy to reach from Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego — the southernmost city in the world, where you can find several tour operators offering day cruises to view penguins and other marine life.

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