We are sharing big news for this week, as 30 Juvenile African Penguins were introduced into the wild. African Penguins Into Wild
About The Penguins
Penguins belong to the class Aves of Vertebrates. These are aquatic flightless birds with some unique characters. Penguins are the dwellers of the Southern hemisphere however, only one species live toward the north of the sphere. They spend half of their life on land while the other half in the sea. Penguins are good swimmers as well. The emperor penguin is the largest species of this family. While the little blue penguin is the smallest species. There are twenty-three living species of penguins inhabiting the planet earth.
BirdLife South Africa, CapeNature, and SANCCOB are partnering together for the restoration and successful survival of the African Penguins. This is a very good and initial step in the penguin’s history.
Spheniscus demersus is an endangered species of penguins. With the pace of time, its population is reducing. The primary cause is the lack of food. There is also a reduction in reproductive success over time. This is due to the lack of breeding sites. The establishment of the site was during the year 2015. After the first attempt, now there is the release of thirty penguins into the wild.
CapeNature CEO, Dr. Razeena Omar confirms the value of this partnership, saying “CapeNature is proud to be part of this innovative project on one of our flagship protected areas, De Hoop Nature Reserve. Penguins are interesting birds and help to increase recreational activities.
The curators are planning to fit two trackers in their bodies to monitor their movement as well as the survival of penguins. The hard work is going to continue in the future. The first step is exciting for all.
We hope penguins to be part of nature and recreation for all. In the future, it will be possible to restore the species already at risk.
We hope for the best in near future.
This article is based on an article from Birdlife.org