Selasa, 18 September 2012

African Penguin


The Biggest Animals Kingdom and in The World | African Penguin | African Penguins grow to 68-70 cm (26.7 to 27.5 inches) tall and weigh between 2 and 5 kg (4.4 pounds and 11) that have a black stripe and black spots on the chest, the model points that are unique to each penguin, like human fingerprints. The African penguin is in the south-west coast of Africa, living in colonies on 24 islands between Namibia and Algoa Bay, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It 'the only penguin species that breeds in Africa and their presence has given its name to the Penguin Islands.

Two colonies were established by penguins in the 1980s on the mainland near Cape Town, Boulders Beach which is near the town of Simon and Stony Point in Betty's Bay. Boulders Beach is a tourist attraction, for the beach, swimming and penguins penguins.The allow people to approach them as close as one meter (three feet).

The average lifespan of an African penguin is 10 to 27 years in the wild, and perhaps longer in captivity, however, the African penguin can often fall to predators. A marine predators are sharks, seals Cape and sometimes orcas. The African penguin is a species in which the Agreement on the Conservation of migratory waterfowl (AEWA) applies. The African penguin is in the Red Book of endangered species. In September 2010, the African penguin was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in the United States. 5000 breeding pairs were estimated to live in Namibia in 2008, in 2009, approximately 21,000 couples are estimated to live in South Africa

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