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We are getting ready for the 5th annual Penguin Promises Waddle for a Week, generously supported by Old Mutual Finance, that will be taking place from 13-18 April. During the week, the waddlers walk all the way from Gansbaai to Simon’s Town to raise awareness of the plight of the African penguin. The Waddle and the Penguin Promises campaign do not aim to raise money, but rather to motivate behavioural change that will have a positive impact on the environment.
Win a penguin encounter and a plush toy.
While our waddlers are raising awareness about African penguins, we invite you to make people aware of our waddlers. If you spot them on their journey, snap a photo and post it online. Make sure you tag us in the picture!
Yes, it is nearly that time of the year again. The time when a group of waddlers put on their walking shoes and head out in support of the African penguin. While 100 years ago there were more than 1.5-million African penguins swimming around, today there are only 18 000 breeding pairs left to sustain the whole population.
Welcome to our new web series, Sea Turtle Tales. Learn about our rehabilitation programme and what it takes to rescue and re-release sea turtles back into the ocean, and find out more about what goes on behind the scenes at the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Today is World Wildlife Day, and the clarion call is: It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime.
In South Africa, and the Western Cape in particular, it is not only the poaching of perlemoen (abalone) and crayfish that is of concern, but also the wellbeing of African penguins and the impact overfishing.