Regional Nesting Sites: The species has a circumpolar range and breeds on sub-Antarctic islands and on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Diet: Gentoo penguin feeds in shallow waters (< 100 m) on fish, crustaceans and squid (Loligo sp. is a very important item in the diet, particularly in winter).
World breeding population: Estimated at 314,000 and 520,000 pairs.
Conservation Status: Near threatened (IUCN, 2008).
Main threats: Disturbance by humans, local pollution, and potential interactions with fisheries.