Penguins are adorable there is no denying it. Did you know there are several different types of penguins? One of the most common penguins we spotted in Antarctica was the Chinstrap Penguin. They are easily Identifiable due to the little black strap circling their chin. Hence the name Chinstrap Penguin.
Penguins really are as cute as they look. As someone said to us from our expedition to Antarctica, they could watch penguins play all day. Unlike other safaris where you tire of seeing lizards in Galapagos or spotting yet another gazelle in Africa, the common penguin including the chinstrap penguin retains it’s cuteness throughout the entire trip.
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Penguins have their own little personalities. They’re curious little darlings. They will waddle right up to you and peck at your clothes, sit on your lap and snuggle under your coat. You aren’t allowed to approach any wildlife in Antarctica, but if you sit very still and relax for a while, they’ll approach you. If they approach you, you are allowed to let the moment unfold. While you can’t reach out and snuggle or pet the penguins, you can let them explore and peck at you. We had many a chinstrap penguin and gentoo penguin stop by to say hello to us and it was one of the most uplifting experiences of our lives.Feedbox