This three-foot-tall, thickset bird has black and white coloration, a long beak, and black flippers that lie flat against its sides instead of wings.

Penguin CR 1/3

XP 135
N Small animal
Init –1; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8


AC 11, touch 10, flat-footed 11 (–1 Dex, +1 natural, +1 size)
hp 5 (1d8+1)
Fort +3, Ref +1, Will +1


Speed 10 ft., swim 40 ft., toboggan 30 ft.
Melee bite +0 (1d3–1)


Str 9, Dex 8, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 7
Base Atk +0; CMB –2; CMD 7

Feats Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +8, Swim +7
SQ hold breath


Toboggan (Ex)

On snow- or ice-covered terrain, a penguin can move at a rate of 30 feet by sliding on its belly rather than walking.


Environment cold plains
Organization solitary, pair, or colony (3–30)
Treasure none

Many varieties of penguins exist, though most display similar characteristics. The penguin’s most distinctive trait is the tuxedo-style coloration of its feathers, which acts as camouflage while the penguin hunts for fish underwater; the black back and flippers allow the penguin to blend in with the water when viewed from above, while its white belly matches the bright sky when seen from below.

A penguin of the most common variety stands roughly 3 feet tall and weighs 70 pounds. Larger species of penguin can grow to heights of 4 feet and weigh as much as 100 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Wilderness © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Alexander Augunas, John Bennett, Robert Brookes, John Compton, Dan Dillon, Steven T. Helt, Thurston Hillman, Eric Hindley, Mikko Kallio, Jason Keeley, Isabelle Lee, Jason Nelson, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Alex Riggs, David N. Ross, David Schwartz, Mark Seifter, Jeffery Swank, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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