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Weekly Press Review - 9 September 2016

The declining numbers of the African penguin have once again made headlines. According to the press, the hardest hit seem to be the young penguins on the west coast where declining fish stocks have resulted in severe food shortages for the penguins in the area. 262 more words

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The penguins of Boulders Beach

A tranquil series of white sand beaches and turquoise water set among granite, Boulders Beach is home to a large colony of African penguins. The beaches on the eastern shore of the Cape Peninsula looking out over False Bay about an hour’s drive south of… 123 more words


The Return

So in around 10 or so weeks i will be returning to South Africa for just over 4 months. This time around though i will be volunteering at 2 different projects. 169 more words

African Penguins

Saving penguins in South Africa

By: Ric Urban, Chief Conservation Officer

Our AZA African Penguin Tagging Team moves from the mainland to Robben Island. They’re spending 12 days in South Africa, tagging penguins and gathering data on Africa’s endangered penguins. 999 more words


Chief Conservation Officer at Newport Aquarium leads efforts in saving African penguins

By: Ric Urban, Chief Conservation Officer

One of my favorite animals at  Newport Aquarium is our African Penguins.  People love to see our penguins and since 2007 when we first brought African Penguins to the Aquarium nearly a million people have seen these birds, whether it has been “on the road” at special events and television interviews or the behind-the-scenes experience in our… 747 more words


Maryland Zoo Fights To Stay Ahead Of African Penguin Extinction

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A number of penguin experts have flocked to the Maryland Zoo to to talk survival, both in captivity and in the wild. 233 more words


On World Penguin Day—and Every Day – AZA-Accredited Aquariums and Zoos are Working to Save Species

Today is World Penguin Day, and in honor of these species, aquariums and zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are raising awareness to help the future of this beloved species. 683 more words