Where have all the penguins gone?

June 21, 2018 Our Stories 0

TheEver Penguins are always a great source of entertainment. From their comic on-land “Charlie Chaplin waddle” to their masterful underwater flying acrobatics. One cannot help but be entertained by these ocean dwellers and as conservationist Joe Moore so aptly states: “It is impossible to look at a penguin and remain angry.” Only one species of… Read more

Penguin Penthouses – the perfect African penguin nest

March 12, 2018 Our Stories 0

Why are we designing the perfect artificial African penguin nest? Imagine having your home flattened and all possible building material removed. Raising children in the open, under the relentless glare of the African sun and facing a possible flood everytime it rains. If you manage to survive the elements you have to deal with a… Read more

Avian Influenza Update

February 20, 2018 Our Stories 0

The highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian influenza has caused the death of a small number of African penguins. Although this is cause for concern, there is very little we can do to prevent a possible outbreak.  It is a frustrating situation because our natural reaction is to “DO SOMETHING”. Unfortunately,this is one of those… Read more

#InternationalPenguinAwarenessDay

January 20, 2018 Our Stories 0

Yes, penguin antics definitely has the ability to put a smile on your dial. Penguin health equals ocean health However, penguins do far more than to provide us with comic relief. They play a vital role in ecosystems both in the ocean and on land. By chasing after fish, squid and krill, they affect prey… Read more

The Penguin Keepers- those keeping African penguins in the wild and from extinction

November 12, 2017 Our Stories 0

  South Africa has been buzzing about a new book by veteran journalist, Jaques Pauw. The revelations in the President’s Keepers explains how South Africa is currently a literal magnification of the words spoken by Lord Acton in 1887 – “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” A good story to tell We would… Read more

Earning your colours, an African penguin perspective.

October 14, 2017 Our Stories 0

On Saturday, 14 October we released a few of our recovered patients back into the welcoming waves of the big blue. The group was representative of all the sea-going ages. In the world of the African penguin you need to earn your colours. This is a quick guide to assist you with African penguin age… Read more

#CapeStorm Orphans

June 15, 2017 Our Stories 0

  African penguin orphans from Dyer Island Winter made a stormy entrance in the Western Cape during last week. Howling winds and massive waves reminded us where the name the Cape of Storms originated from. With the advances in weather forecasts, we were well aware of the possible impacts of the storm. “A serious prophet… Read more

Invest In The Nest – a little help from our friends

June 5, 2017 Our Stories 0

  Monday 5 June 2017 – World Environment Day The definition of the word “environment”: noun 1. The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant lives or operates 2. The natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity. Whether you are a penguin… Read more

Did we miss World Veterinary Day?

May 3, 2017 Our Stories 0

Penguins and their vet.

World Penguin Day 2017

April 24, 2017 Our Stories 0

You are most probably reading this because just like us you love penguins. They are charismatic creatures with a universal appeal. We love them because of their adorable clumsiness on land, waddling along to the beat of their own rhythm. Penguins are committed partners and will normally stay with one partner for life and they are devoted… Read more