Genus Spheniscus

Black-footed Penguin - Two colonies were established by penguins in the 1980s on the mainland near Cape Town at Boulders Beach near Simon's Town and Stony Point in Betty's Bay. Mainland colonies probably only became possible in recent times due to the reduction of predator numbers, although the Betty's Bay colony has been attacked by leopards. The only other mainland colony is in Namibia, but it is not known when this was established.

Humboldt Penguin - Humboldt Penguins are medium-sized penguins, growing to 65-70 cm long and a weight of 3.6-5.9 kg . They have a black head with a white border running from behind the eye, around the black ear-coverts and chin, to join on the throat. They have blackish-grey upperparts and whitish underparts, with a black breast-band extending down the flanks to the thigh. They have a fleshy-pink base to the bill. Juveniles have dark heads and no breast-band. They have spines on their tongue which they use to hold their prey.

Magellanic Penguin - Magellanic Penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61-76 cm tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg , with the males being larger than the females and weight dropping while each parent nurtures its young.

Galapagos penguin - The Galapagos Penguin is the third smallest penguin.

Order : Sphenisciformes
Family : Spheniscidae
Genus : Spheniscus