Penguins life cycle
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Egg to chick
Chick to Juvenile
Juvenile to adult
Mating and breeding

The Life Cycle of Penguins:  Introduction

These few pages tell the story of the life cycle of penguins from eggs, through chicks and juveniles to adults and how they mate and produce eggs and so on.....

The photos illustrating some of the important stages are all of African penguins, the details of behaviour do differ to some extent between species and we have pointed out some of the more important differences in this section as well as in the separate "species notes" sections.