How long do Galapagos penguins live ?

Average lifespan of Galapagos penguins is about 15 – 20 years. They can live longer in captivity. They live can’t so long in the wild due to predation, climatic events, human disturbance, anf some other reasons, most of them can’t live even 8-10 years.

Galapagos penguins are very romantic birds. The courtship period for this species of penguins is rather difficult and long before the male will conquer the female. It includes cleansing procedures, ironing each other and hugging. Then the parents begin the joint building of the nest for future descendants, which they are all the time upgrading up to the deposition of eggs.

When building your own nest, a couple can safely steal materials from neighboring nests while the hosts are away. After the eggs are laid, the couple begins to follow the nest in turn, thereby sharing the parental responsibilities. Reproduction in the Galapagos penguins occurs several times a year. In masonry, birds usually have 1-2 eggs.

The incubation of eggs usually lasts 42 days. After the little penguins hatch, parents for about a month continue to follow the nest in turn. At the age of two months, the Galapagos penguin becomes a full grown adult.