In March, we are giving you a chance to win an amazing Penguin Encounter worth R350 – an interactive meeting with our adorable rockhopper penguins who, senior bird trainer Hayley McLellan tells us, have returned to their pool after a brief moulting period.
This competition is now closed
To enter, you’ll be asked to take part in a quiz (at the bottom of this page) about the rockies’ relative, the African penguin. Answers to these multiple-choice questions can be found on our website or elsewhere on the internet.
Next month, Two Oceans Aquarium Senior Bird Trainer Hayley McLellan and her posse of intrepid bird-lovers – which include animal-keepers and conservationists – will once again take off on the Waddle for the Week, a 130km walk from Gansbaai to Simonstown. Why? For the love of the African penguin.
The African penguin – the only species of penguin that breeds on the African continent – is facing the possibility of extinction. These flightless birds have been on the endangered list since May 2010, but now their numbers are at an all-time low.
Now that you know a little more about the African penguin, you may like to tackle the quiz at the bottom of this blog post. Good luck!
Consider a few of these pages and articles when you answer our questions
- Species profile: African penguin
- Waddle for a Week: African penguin champions return
- African penguin numbers at an all-time low
- African penguin ambassador Ayoba: Happy birthday!
- Photo essay: Zuki’s got mad soccer skills
- Penguin Promises
Terms and conditions
- The winner will be determined by random draw.
- You must answer all questions correctly to be entered into the random draw.
- Only one entry per person will be considered.
- You must redeem your prize within 90 days from the date of winner announcement.
- Entries open on 1 March and close at 12h00 on 30 March.
- The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
- The Penguin Encounter is not suitable for children younger than 8 years.