Antarctica Wildlife Highlights
Penguins - Emperor penguins, king penguins, southern rockhopper penguin Adélie penguin, chinstrap penguins, and gentoo penguins live and breed in the Antarctic.
Whales - The Blue, Sei, Right, Humpback, Minke, Fin, Sperm and Killer whales (orca) are common in the Antarctic. The Southern Bottlenose, Arnoux's beaked whale and even the southern hourglass dolphin are also present but rarely spotted.
Seals - Six species of seals live in the Antarctic: The Weddell, Ross, leopard, crabeater, leopard, fur and the giant elephant seals weighing up to 4000 kg, almost 9000 pounds!
Birds - There are 46 species of birds that inhabit Antarctica including penguins, albatrosses, cormorants, petrels, bitterns, shearwaters, herons, egrets, ducks, geese, swans, sheathbills, skuas, jaegers, and gulls.
Animals & Wildlife in Antarctica
Penguins in Antarctica