The Largest and Smallest Penguins in the World

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17. Little Blue penguin
> Weight: 1.75-3 lbs.
> Height: 13-15 inches
> Habitat: New Zealand, Australia, Tasmania
> Life expectancy in wild: 6-20 years
> Threat level: Low

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16. Galapagos penguin
> Weight: 3.75-5.75 lbs.
> Height: 19-21 inches
> Habitat: Galapagos Islands
> Life expectancy in wild: 9.5 years
> Threat level: Endangered

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15. African penguin
> Weight: 5.25-9 lbs.
> Height: 24-27 inches
> Habitat: Namibia and South Africa
> Life expectancy in wild: 10-12 years
> Threat level: Endangered

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14. Snares penguin
> Weight: 5.75-9.5 lbs.
> Height: 20-22 inches
> Habitat: Snares Islands in New Zealand
> Life expectancy in wild: 11 years
> Threat level: Vulnerable

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13. Southern Rockhopper penguin
> Weight: 5-10 lbs.
> Height: 19-22 inches
> Habitat: Islands north of Antarctica, from Chile to New Zealand
> Life expectancy in wild: 10-15 years
> Threat level: Vulnerable