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Volunteer Point is an impressive peninsula to the north of East Falkland. It is a privately owned nature reserve and is reached by a 3 hour journey from the Falklands capital, Stanley. Named after the ship Volunteer which called at the Islands in 1815, Volunteer Point is part of Johnson's Harbour Farm. The Volunteer Point colony is the largest breeding group of King penguins within the Falkland Islands, where they are at the northerly limit of their range. King penguins have bred here since man first visited the Falkland Islands. In 1769 Thomas Pennant, who brought the first specimen away from the Falklands, called it the 'Patagonian Pinguin'
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