18 species of penguins waddle the planet. Over half of them are endangered. The African penguin is considered one of the most vulnerable. OCEAN conservation holds the key to their survival.
The ocean's feathered friends
African penguins are key to ocean ecosystems located around the southwestern coast of Africa and nearby islands. They live together in large colonies, and are commonly called the Jackass penguin because of the loud donkey-like noise they make. African penguins may be the tiniest of the penguin species; but their swimming skills are akin to that of an Olympian. Their ability to hold their breath for approximately 5 minutes comes in handy as they spend most of their time in the water hunting anchovies, horse mackerel, and other small fish. African penguins are essential for keeping our OCEANS in balance.