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Strap up your chins and put on your happy feet because your about to learn about the Chinstrap penguin! These penguins are literally thriving! With ~15 million out in the wild, their cuteness can be overwhelming, not to mention that they are aggressive, vicious creatures that thrive in the shallower of ponds. Usually, you'll find them in polar areas around the world but considering they can dive up to 230 feet to get to their daily snacks of small fish, krill, and squid.
These penguins are definitely middle-tier though because leopard seals and orcas think there the most delicious things in the world, more than that sheathbills and skua think penguin eggs make a great omelet!
If you thought the chinstrap penguin was a breeze, your wrong. Their little torpedos, literally. They can pack their feathers in really right and create a slick coat and internally they've got a stellar dad bod going which helps them insulate against cold weather.
Like all birds, chinstrap penguins come out of their eggs looking like a helmetless linebacker... probably because they're missing a chinstrap. Haha, jokes!