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National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Only 1 Penguin Species Lives in Africa Today

Caption: Only one penguin species lives in Africa today -- the endangered black-footed penguin, or Spheniscus demersus. But newly found fossils confirm that as many as four penguin species coexisted on the continent in the past.

Credit: Photo by Daniel Thomas

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