Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Penguin Awareness Day

The African Penguins aren't having it easy.  Their numbers are declining and often those fighting for their future feels like they are fighting a loosing battle.  But they aren't giving up that fight.  There are two days a year to celebrate penguins, World Penguin Day on 25 April and Penguin Awareness Day on 20 January.  Yesterday was Penguin Awareness Day and for some reason I missed it. Darn!  If you missed it as well, why not celebrate it today to make up for it.  Visit one of the penguin colonies at Boulders in Simon's Town or the one in Betty's Bay, otherwise pop into one of the various penguin rehabilitation centres around South Africa.  I live in Port Elizabeth and the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre (SAMREC) is one of my favourite attractions around.  Well worth a visit and by doing so you support penguin conservation.

1 comment:

  1. A very worthy cause... hope they get a lot of support!