penguins in Ilha Grande

December 22, 2008 | By More

Penguin-watching is definitely not part of any tourist offering in the Ilha Grande. In fact, nothing could sound more unlikely than the match of a tropical island with penguins (unless, of course, you happened to be a scriptwriter for Lost). But hey, on our recent trip to the island we got to see penguins not once but twice. The first time near the Bananal, the second time near Palmas.

penguin, Ilha Grande

The poor things looked quite weak and, above all, lost. I mentioned the appearance of Magellanic penguins along the Brazilian coast in Penguins in Brazil.

destination: Ilha Grande
map of Ilha Grande
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Category: Brazil in pictures, Destination: Rio

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