What place comes to mind when you think about penguins? While Antarctica is probably the answer to this question, Earth’s most untouched continent isn’t the only place in the Southern Hemisphere where these cute black and white creatures can be seen.
If you’re looking to see penguins in the wild and in person, here are three unexpected places where you can also travel to check them out.
Cape Town, South Africa
Yep, that’s right — you can find penguins in Africa if you travel to Cape Town! This world-famous city is the home of penguin colonies on several of its beautiful beaches, which provide an almost unbelievable sight for tourists to see.
Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
You might think more about wine and steak when you think about Argentina, but by traveling to the southernmost tip of this South American country, you will be able to come face-to-face with Magellanic penguins, a species native to the region.
It might seem hard to believe, but you can actually find penguins lounging on the beaches of Australia’s southern coast as well. Fairy penguins, a small and extremely cute species, are particularly numerous in the natural reserves and islands near the city of Melbourne.