Meet the Penguins of Antarctica - seven types of penguins
Penguins are one of the first animals that come to mind when people imagine Antarctica. However, of the 17 species of penguins in the world, only seven can actually be found in Antarctica itself. Learn more about the penguins of Antarctica!
Three of those seven species only live on Antarctica for part of the year, but the other four spend their entire lives on the icy continent. The rest do live in the southern hemisphere, but not nearly so far south - in fact, one species of penguin actually live near the equator. The snow bird image we have of penguins may be a bit misleading, but you're still likely to see penguins close to the South Pole.