The smallest known species of penguin, rockhopper penguins are classified under three subspecies: the southern, eastern, and northern rockhopper penguin. As their name suggests, they spend most of their time on the rocks of different land masses in the southern hemisphere.
Scientific Name: Genus Eudyptes
Characteristics: Known for aggressively defending their eggs during incubation, you might want to approach this rancorous rockhopper with caution! Hand painted and artfully sculpted, all Safari wildlife figurines are designed with true-to-life realism and faithfully capture the essence of each animal they depict.
Size and Color: Easily distinguishable due to their blood red eyes, orange beaks, and the yellow, orange, and black feathers on top of their heads, rockhopper penguins are quite the visual spectacle! Standing 2.15 inches tall and 2.75 inches wide, both dimensions of this figurine are a bit longer than the length of a stick of lip balm.