After watching the movies “Happy Feet”, “Madagascar” and the “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”, you or your child might wonder that “How Many Types of Penguins are There in this world. So whether you got curious after watching penguin movies or simply want to know the actual number of penguin species and their names then you have just come to the right place. We have a complied a brief overview as to how may types of penguins are there and linked them to the articles on our website in case if you want to know more about them.
According to the International Penguin Conservation Working Group (IPCW), there are 17 types of penguins in this world. Some people argue that there are 20 species of penguin by counting the subspecies of Rockhopper penguins as a different species.