What is one reason the African penguin
The African penguin
is, as the name suggests, endemic to Africa, and mostly inhabits the waters of Namibia and South Africa.
A 19-year-old male African penguin
(Spheniscus demersus) was examined because of coelomic distention and development of a wide-legged stance and abnormal gait.
Through your work, you have initiated some large-scale conservation programs to help the African penguin
and other seabirds at risk of low trophic level fisheries impacts, what has that entailed?
Joining in conservation efforts to save the endangered African Penguins
, Aquarium staff members travel regularly to South Africa to monitor nests, rehabilitate injured or malnourished chicks, and release them into new areas in an attempt to create new colonies.
In addition to these targeted species, it is possible to observe many other marine animals, including Cape fur seals, common dolphins, Bryde's whales, tunas, African penguins
and many other sea birds.
The African Penguins
have been decreasing, by 60 percent now, since 2004, so that's why we are very worried," said Lorien Pichegru of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology.
This is devastating," said Steve Sarro, curator of birds for The Baltimore Zoo and coordinator of the AZA African Penguin
Species Survival Plan.
A computer-generated, generic-looking penguin keeps slipping down an icy slope before the real African penguin
The Department, along with the management authorities (CapeNature, SANParks and Robben Island Museum), various stakeholders which includes academia, research institutions and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) have co-laboured to improve the status of the African Penguin
and to safeguard the long-term survival of this species in the wild.
The penguin in question is called 'Purps', an endangered African penguin
There are many kinds of penguins that live in the zoo but my favorite penguin is the African penguin
I've lived in Cape Town for 11 years," she says, "and the African penguin
has found a special place in my heart.
The African penguin
is the only penguin found in Africa.
Volunteer travel specialist i-to-i is offering the chance for people to carry out conservation work at a South African penguin