African Penguin. By Jessie. Habitat. The African Penguin lives on the coast of Africa and on nearby islands. Description. Weight 4.5-11 pounds Size 27 inches tall Color Black with white stomach. O ffspring. These penguins keep the same partner
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The African Penguin lives on the coast of Africa and on nearby islands
27 inches tall
Black with white stomach
These penguins keep the same partner
1 penguin sits on the eggs and relies on the other for food.
They start breeding from 2-6 years of age
2 eggs are laid
Penguin from oil spill
These penguins are hunted by humans
Oil pollution is affecting these penguins too
There are only about 72,000 pairs left
A reason why these penguins are endangered is because of uncontrolled harvesting of penguin eggs and guano scraping
African penguins are considered vulnerable
The zoos are taking them in for them to breed so the eggs don’t get eaten.
The African penguin sounds like a donkey
In the 1900s there were 2 million penguins
Penguin feathers are stiff and overlap in layers to trap air next to the skin making their coat both wind and water proof
Toledo Zoo “African Penguin” Internet http://www.toledozoo.org/animals/factpages/birds/penguin/data.html10 October 2012
Lowry Park Zoo “African Penguin” Internet http://www.lowryparkzoo/bio.safari,african-penguin.php10 October 2012
Bristol Zoo African Penguin http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/africanpenguin11 October 2012
Seneca Park Zoo African Penguin http://www.senecaparkzoo.org/directory.aspx?category=bird&aid=511 October 2012