The African Penguin is a species of penguin with unique markings that appears in both Endless Ocean games.
"This penguin is black and white with a more complex pattern than other penguins. It has an area of pink exposed by skin around its eyes. They normally lay two eggs, with the first to be laid larger than the second.
Sometimes especially small eggs are laid, but they won't hatch as they are unfertilised.
After breeding, this penguin has a moulting season when it changes its plumage. It loses body heat easily at this time and is unable to dive for food in the sea, so it stays on the shore without eating.
It has to eat a lot before the moulting season starts so it can sustain itself. It takes around 18 days for the African penguin to moult, and it loses about 150g of body weight daily during that period."
The African Penguin can be seen on the boat, as well as, during certain months, in the sea.
They can be found in the Weddell Sea, at the coordinates A-4SW (land), C-4 SE, D-4SW, and D-4 SE (land)
These small creatures wander about slowly on land, but they are quite fast and agile in the water. They like being given food, and will flail their flippers a bit in protest if the player pokes them.
- In Endless Ocean, a curious and friendly African Penguin that wanders onto the Gabbiano is actually the player's introduction to interacting with creatures that make their way onto the boat.