Definition of king penguin in English:
A large penguin native to Antarctic islands as well as the Falklands and other subantarctic islands.
- Aptenodytes patagonica, family Spheniscidae
- Similar in size to present-day yellow-eyed or king penguins, Waimanu penguins stood about 26 to 30 inches tall.
- The rest stay aboard a 233-foot Finnish research vessel, taking day trips to see the island's king penguins, elephant seals, and giant petrels.
- While king penguins are a sub-Antarctic species, being based on islands dotted around the continent, emperor penguins are animals of the deep south.
Definition of king penguin in:
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