- Pygoscelis papua
- 36 kilometre(s) per hour
- Not Applicable ()
The gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) has a maximum burst of speed of about 36 km/h (22 mph).
By way of comparison, when Usain Bolt set a new world record for the fastest 100 m at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China, his average speed was slightly over 37 km/h (23 mph).