Why are the new African penguins at the Dakota Zoo in danger?
According to Bismarck stand, Dakota Zoo in Bismarck gets a new animal enclosure this year. In order to help an endangered species, Bismarck stand reports that the zoo will host eight male African penguins. While these penguins will soon call this wintery state “home,” these penguins in particular don’t like the cold – so they will have a summer display.
Did you know that there are penguins that live in hot climates?
It turns out that the penguins from the movie Madagascar maybe in fact belonged to Africa with all the other zoo animals that ended up there. If you didn’t know, there are certain species of penguins that don’t live in cold weather. According to Animal Facts Guide, African penguins “live in colonies on the coast and islands of southern Africa”, where they swim in search of fish and crustaceans.
Why are African penguins in danger?
Unfortunately, human intervention is the cause of the endangered status of African penguins. Animal Facts Guide declares that there is several factors contributing to the potential disappearance of birds. The reasons the African penguin population is declining is because their guano nests are removed and used as fertilizer AND their food supply is reduced due to overfishing and pollution.
How many African penguins roam the earth?
The most recent information I could find on African penguin numbers is from 2016. Even though the information is a bit dated, it is heartbreaking. According to Journey into the world of Lions, there were around 3 million wild African penguins at the start of the 20th century, but fewer than 19,000 breeding pairs were alive, in the wild, in 2016.
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