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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


New England Aquarium: Animals with Attitude

I found myself with an hour or two to spare at at the New England Aquarium.  I’ve been there before, and I was really glad to go back.   331 more words


APSS - Releasing Penguins

It’s well known that I probably spent more time at The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary then on the shark boats. APSS is definitely where my heart lies in Gansbaai, I love seeing first hand what these guys are doing to try and save African Penguins and other cape marine birds from extinction. 160 more words


Cape Town - Boulders Beach

By far my favorite thing to do in Cape Town was visiting Boulders Beach – a small beach near Simon’s Town famous for its colony of African penguins. 116 more words


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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