Day 346: African Penguin

“The wild population of African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) is experiencing a dramatic decline. The population was estimated to be 3 million birds in the 1930’s. In 2009 there were an estimated 26,000 pairs and in 2011 only 21,000 pairs remain. The population of African penguins has declined by more than 50% in the past 30 years. Some scientists predict that the species could vanish within a decade. This species is truly in trouble. In October of 2010 the US Fish and Wildlife Service listed this species as officially Endangered.” To read more click here

11 thoughts on “Day 346: African Penguin

  1. Never knew there were African penguins… good that there is an organization working to save them…. we humans are doing our best to wreck the planet.

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  2. Such a cute and proud looking chap! There seem to be many specialists, in the field, looking to do the very best for these penguin species, I hope they can preserve and protect before it’s too late!

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