African Penguins are the only species of penguin that breed in Africa. You can’t find them anywhere else! Their scientific name comes from the Greek work spen which means wedge and demersus which means plunging. This refers to their streamlined bodies which enable them to swim fast and travel long distances. With streamlined bodies equipped with stiff, flat wings, African Penguins are pro swimmers! They are perfectly equipped to hunt their favorite foods like anchovies and sardines.