Ways you can help the African penguin
In just 100 years, African penguin numbers have dwindled from over 1.5 million to fewer than 10 000 pairs today. Their situation is dire, and while many incredible organisations work to ensure their survival, the African penguin still needs public support to ensure that it receives the needed policies and protections to avoid extinction. There is hope for the African penguin, but only if we jointly say "not on our watch" – the time for action is now. Fortunately, there are tonnes of ways you can help the African penguin!
5 Aquarium animals you should meet this holiday!
The Two Oceans Aquarium is home to many of the ocean's most beautiful and fascinating species. From those big to small - we love them all! Check out these five animals you should definitely come to see during the school holiday!
Say goodbye to winter with these colourful Aquarium animals!
As we say goodbye to winter, let's take a look at some of the Aquarium's more colourful and vibrant animals - those which perfectly represent summer!
Posters for the penguin-supporters!
Are you excited to Waddle for the African penguin on Saturday 14 October? We are, too!
Check out these awesome A2/A3 posters that you can print at home to bring to the waddle!
Tracking our Turtles: Jellyfish Feast
Time to check in with our three tagged turtles: Pan, Turbo, and of course, Bob! It is exciting to see that, currently, all three are hanging out along the West Coast, not too far off from each other… Let's hear more from Talitha Noble, Conservation Manager at the Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation's Turtle Conservation Centre.
Best facts about the iconic African penguin
African penguins are one of our favourite seabirds - they are noisy, cantankerous, curious, beautiful, and mischievous, but they are also at significant risk of extinction. In the lead-up to International African Penguin Awareness Day (and our exciting worldwide waddles), here are 50 facts about these iconic seabirds!
Waddle for the African penguin: Join us on 14 October
The Two Oceans Aquarium, in support of the #NOOW African penguin campaign, is taking a stand for the African penguin. If you are passionate about the African penguin and the well-being of South Africa’s marine environment, come waddle with us on 23 April 2023!
Waddle wonderful walk!
On International African Penguin Awareness Day, our Two Oceans Aquarium family (and penguin-minded people all over the world) flocked together in support of the African penguin!
20 years of shaping Young Biologists!
The Two Oceans Aquarium Education team recently ran their ever-popular Young Biologist course, and as usual, it was a blast for everyone involved!
Deep Dive: Ocean Education at its best
As the Head of Education, Bianca Engel is passionate about educating young and old about the ocean and environmental science. Let's learn why Bianca believes ocean education is crucial.
Join us for our Birthday Trash Bash!
On Saturday, 11 November 2023, The Two Oceans Aquarium are taking to Muizenberg beach to enjoy some fun in the sun, and more importantly, rid the beach of as much plastic pollution and dirt as possible. It's our birthday Trash Bash!
How to tell the difference between turtle species
South Africa's ocean is home to five species of sea turtle - some of which are temporarily housed at the Two Oceans Aquarium in our I&J Ocean Exhibit while undergoing rehabilitation with our Foundation’s Turtle Conservation Centre. Here, the turtles have time to get stronger and be observed by our Turtle Team before they are released into the ocean.
Aquarium visitors may notice that the turtles in the I&J Ocean Exhibit are rather diverse in appearance. But have you ever wondered how to tell them apart?