Avian Influenza and African Penguin Update

Avian Influenza and African Penguin Update

 WHAT IS AVIAN INFLUENZA?

Avian influenza, also known as ‘avian flu’ or ‘bird flu’ is an infection of wild birds and commercial or domestic poultry and ostriches. Waterbirds are the natural host of avian influenza.

Where did all the penguins go?

We all know that Africa is not for “sissies” and the African Penguin is a perfect example of African tenaciousness.  The story of the African penguin is not a good story to tell. This iconic bird is on the brink of extinction. We have lost 99% of our African Penguin population through no fault of their own.

10 Facts about African Penguins

10 Facts about African Penguins

African Penguin also called a jackass penguin, they make donkey-like braying sounds to communicate.

Enjoy a Fun  Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

Enjoy a Fun Family Trip on the African Penguin Route

 There are two kinds of family activities I absolutely love; the free ones (Don’t we all?) and the activities where we teach our kids to have fun while we invest in their future by investing in the environment- taking care of each other and nature through responsible tourism.

 

African Penguins Fun Facts and a video taken at Stoney Point

African Penguins Fun Facts and a video taken at Stoney Point

Watch a small video clip of the Africa Penguins at Stoney Point.

Visit the African Penguins at Stoney Point in Betty's Bay

Visit the African Penguins at Stoney Point in Betty's Bay

A day trip with the family to Stony Point at Betty's Bay, situated approximately 30 minutes from Hermanus, is definitely worth a visit, one of only two mainland breeding places of the African penguin.

Most Baby Macaroni Penguins Get Eaten

Whoever named the macaroni penguin was not thinking of dinner, but the name is unfortunately apt. A shocking number of these birds get gobbled up by other large seabirds while they’re young, a new study found.

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