Partial to ice-free areas such as
coastal plains, sheltered valleys,
and cliffs, gentoos gather in
colonies of breeding pairs… from
a few dozen to many thousands.
As part of the mating ritual, the
charming male Gentoo with his bright
orange beak and peach-colored feet
presents a gift of a stone to his mate.
The male and female penguins, once
paired, collect stones and plants to
create a nest together. The two will
trade off incubating two eggs for a little
more than a month, until the chicks
are hatched. Show More
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