The nature reserve of Punta Tombo is home to the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world. These penguins are around 50 cm tall, and their plumage is black and white. The colors present in a way that distinguish them from other species.

The colors of the plumage guarantee mimicry with the marine life, some features related to the climate allow the penguins to minimize the body heat.

Magellanic Penguins prey on different fish, such as sardines, anchovies, silversides and other crustaceans, they hunt with an efficient technique based on their agile movements in the water. These abilities are taught to the chicks and also guarantee the preservation of the species.

They come on shore to nest and both take turns to raise the eggs and hunt for food. The chicks are adults after approximately 90 days old.

The visit to the nature reserve must be carried out with deep respect for the habitat and the species, taking into account the instructions of the rangers and the signs.