African Penguin Awareness Day

October 9, 2021

In October we celebrate another endangered animal, the African penguin. The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is the home to 17 of these amazing animals.

African Penguin Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of these birds and the threats to their survival.

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) started the day. This organization works tirelessly to try to save all threatened shorebirds, not just the penguins. And they’ve done a good job with many of them. But the African penguin still needs a lot of help.

Please share the messages below with your family and friends and you too can help the African Penguin!