Parque Pinguino Rey, Tierra del Fuego

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#51 of 126 in Wildlife in Chile
You might want your tuxedo to fit in at Parque Pinguino Rey, home to a population of majestic King Penguins. This second-biggest penguin species travels from the subAntarctic conditions in search of food, and archeological finds have shown that the penguins have been frequenting the island for hundreds of years, dating back to the time of the Selknam indigenous people. Visitors are able to view the penguins from a roped-off observation deck, where you'll find signage about the development of the penguins which will help you appreciate the age of the penguins you will see. Many tour groups in the bigger, nearby cities coordinate day trips that connect tourists with this site. Put Parque Pinguino Rey into our Tierra del Fuego journey tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • If you are in Punta Arenas is a must, it is a colony of King penguins are accent there without explanation and the Park takes care of them and protect their natural predator like the Fox and the orca. The entry covers Park and veterinary costs. There is also a gift shop and toilets
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  • Penguins, penguins, penguin. That was the purpose of our South America visit. We were not disappointed at Parquino Rey. Perhaps we could not walk among them as we could in the Falklands. But should we...  more »
  • The journey to get there is relatively long but if you're in Tierra del Fuego is well worth a visit. Of course you look from afar and we couldn't move. We cannot visit a colony of King penguins in their natural habitat and stroking them, not the stuffed animals. The price is right when you consider that with that money you keep reserve and watchfulness. Congratulations to the management of the Park.
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  • Great place to see quite a lot of King Penguins. Freezing cold though! When I was there they were quite far away, so bring your best zoom lens and tripods!!
  • pretty much the only place in punta arenas region to see king penguins. bring long distance lenses, the view points are at least 30 meters away from were the penguins hang around
  • No good, 2 or 3 pinguins
  • Wonderful place to see the king pinguins in their natural habitat
  • Bah. I was expecting much more

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