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African penguins face threat from pet dogs

JOHANNESBURG – African penguins struggle to find food at sea, contributing to a sharp drop in numbers over the years. The endangered animals also face a shore-based threat in South Africa – pet dogs. 95 more words


Cape Town - Simonstown and Fish Hoek

We awoke to find the temperature had dropped overnight and that a fine mist had settled . Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate.  It rains in winter and the summers are dry, warm and sunny.   476 more words

Cape Town: At the Edge of the World

Getting out of Lagos was a Homeric epic.  Traffic and the airport was our Scylla and Charybdis, and Penelope, our stewardess, awaited us in the airplane, fearful we would never arrive.   2,137 more words

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Fat Boy The Penguin Celebrates A Birthday

The Penguin Post has learned that Fat Boy the African black-footed penguin turned 32 years old yesterday at Tampa’s Gulf World Marine Park, and yes, he’s the oldest penguin in the park. 151 more words

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African Penguin Awareness Day

This wonderful video is from SANCCOB’s Penguin Release near Cape Town, South Africa on African Penguin Awareness Day.  There are only 2% of these penguins still in the wild and their numbers have plummeted in the past decades.

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Shark Cage Diving

Location: Ganbaai, South Africa

Everyone have a seat, hold on, and try not to fall off!

-Tour Boat Guide

We’ve had plenty of tours that required us to wake up early in the morning, but we’ve never had to wake up at 3:15 am before! 908 more words


The Cape of Good Hope

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

We awoke early this morning after a good nights sleep, very nearly in the correct time zone. We got a big breakfast at the hotel and made our way to the lobby to meet… 871 more words