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Penguin Day 2019

Apr 24, 2019
Penguin Day 2019

Penguins are so loved around the world that they seem to have 2 days a year dedicated to them!

On April 25th the world celebrates Penguins - all 18 species of them!

In our last Penguin themed blog we talked about all the different threats that penguins face and how we can help to reduce those threats - Read about that here - today we wanted to focus on one particular species of penguin, the African Penguin!

The African Penguin - 10 Fun Facts:

    1. African penguins are also known as Jackass Penguins because of the braying sound they make when they communicate.

    2. They can be found in the colder waters off the African coast, covered in dense, waterproof feathers to keep them dry and warm.

    3. The pattern of unique black spots on these penguins chests are as different as human finger prints. 

    4. Both male and female African penguins look almost identical and it is very difficult to tell the penguins gender without doing a genetic test.

    5. When the eggs have been laid both parents help incubate them and both parents will also feed the newly-born chicks. It is very much a team effort.

    6. On average these penguins will live around 10 - 15 years.

    7. The African penguin population has been decreasing over the last few decades due largely to the loss of their nesting habitats, along with overfishing and pollution problems.

    8. It is believed that African penguins might have been one of the first penguin species discovered by humans.

    9. These little penguins breed from May to August on rocky ground with little or no greenery.

    10. African penguins can hold their breath for a little over 2 minutes and dive over 400 feet deep!

Learn more here...

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