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July 29, 2010

African penguin Conservation: Competition for Breeding Space


There have been several breeding colonies that are no longer sustaining breeding penguins. There are many others that are not capable of sustaining the same size of nesting spaces. These are mostly due to increase of Cape Fur Seal Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus herds and displacement of prime breeding habitat by other seabirds. While these fluctuations can balance out over many generations, by number, the African penguin population is declining. Artificial shelters and island management are assisting the African penguins in regaining space.-Pamela Schaller

Filed under: CAS Penguin Colony — Penguins @ 2:02 pm


  1. Thank you for moving the underwater camera so that we can see the penguins swimming along the glass (acrylic). It gives us a better view of the penguins swimming (and catching fish) as well as viewing the sea stars and crabs (if we’re lucky).

    Comment by Patrice — August 5, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

  2. Penguins are awesome! They have permanent tuxedoes tattooed on their bodies. I’m so jealous!

    Comment by Freddy the Frog — August 9, 2010 @ 10:46 am

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