For some visitors to Argentina, the closest they get to a penguin is a jar of house wine at a Buenos Aires restaurant. But if porcelain pinguïnos aren’t enough, there are also ways to see the birds in the wild, although you’ll have to travel a bit further south of the capital.
The most common type of penguin found in Argentina is the Magellanic, whose namesake, Ferdinand Magellan, first spotted them on a voyage in 1520. There are also two small breeding colonies of Gentoo penguins that visitors can see in Ushuaia. Rockhopper and Macaroni penguins nest on remote islands in Tierra del Fuego, but none are accessible to tourism.
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