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Ferdinand's Discoveries

While on his journey around the world, Ferdinand Magellan discovered many animals in different countries. He was also an astronomer and discovered two galaxies.


He was one of the first to discover penguins. He found an animal that he called the black 'goose' which we later found out was the penguin.


Another animal that Ferdinand discovered was the llama. He called it a 'camel without humps.' It was not really a camel but a llama, a guanaco, or an alpaca.


He found two of our closest galaxies. He was able to see them from the Southern Hemisphere. These galaxies are called the Magellanic Clouds, which were small patches of light.