Mother Penguin

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Mother Penguin
SM64 Mother Penguin and Tuxie Artwork.jpg
Artwork of the Mother Penguin (right) with Tuxie in Super Mario 64
Species Penguin
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“Egad! My baby!! Have you seen my baby??? She's the most precious baby in the whole world. They say she has my beak...I just can't remember where I left her. Let's see...I stopped for herring and ice cubes, then I...oohh! I just don't know!”
Mother Penguin, Super Mario 64
Mario delivering Tuxie to her mother in Super Mario 64 DS.

The Mother Penguin[1][2] is a penguin who appears in Super Mario 64 and in Super Mario 64 DS in Cool, Cool Mountain. She has lost her daughter, Tuxie, so Mario goes to look for her. Once Tuxie is rescued, the Mother Penguin rewards Mario with a Power Star, completing the Li'l Penguin Lost mission.

If Mario brings her another baby penguin, the Mother Penguin will not accept it. She insists that this baby penguin is not her daughter and that they look nothing alike.

If Tuxie is taken back after being delivered to the Mother Penguin, she follows Mario with a cross expression until he drops Tuxie again. However, she does not seem to react in any way if Mario gets far enough away or drops Tuxie off the edge.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Maman Pingouin Mother Razorbill (Pingouin means Razorbill and Manchot means Penguin.)
German Mama Pinginola Mother Pinginola


  1. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, page 38 (map)
  2. ^ (June 10, 1998). Course 4 - Star 2: Li'l Penguin Lost. Nintendo: Super Mario 64 Strategy (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine). Retrieved February 23, 2018.