Endangered African penguins
Four of uShaka Sea World’s staff members have taken up a challenge many people would surely pass off on - walking over 100 kilometres all in an effort to raise awareness of the endangered, endemic African penguin.
Leandra Paverd, Presha Soogrim, Colette Bodenstaff, Gabby Harris and Lesley Labuschagne – self-defined penguin enthusiasts – will be joining 11 other penguin lovers, on Monday 11 April in Gansbaai, to walk the long stretch of road into Simon’s Town, Cape Town on 16 April.
The team, passing through Hermanus, Kleinmond, Gordon’s Bay and Muizenburg, will have to walk an average of 20 km’s a day to reach their target.
Endangered African penguins are unique to the Southern African coastline, as they are not found anywhere else in the world. Their distribution stretches from Namibia in the west, to Algoa Bay in the east.
These charismatic birds face extinction in the wild as their numbers continue to decline dramatically.
How can you help the African penguin? Visit www.penguinpromises.com and choose one of the listed suggestions on how to contribute to the cause.