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About Punta Tombo

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Punta Tombo Located on the Atlantic Ocean, only 120 km from Trelew city, this is the place where the wonderful spectacle of the Magellanic Penguins can be observed. This is a swimming migratory bird that lives in the southern hemisphere. It differs from other penguins in the two stripes of black feathers that it exhibits in the neck and on the chest. This species lives mainly on the sea coast of Chubut province, forming colonies that settle in Punta Tombo (the most important), Bahía Camarones and Cabo Dos Bahías. Thousands of penguins arrive in early September to nest and stay here until April (two baby-penguins per couple, 500 baby-penguins per year approximately). The arrival of the colonies keeps a certain order. First males go up the coast, and then the females follow them.