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Endangered Penguin Chick To Brighten Your Day


Paradise Wildlife Park is worked up to announce the start of an endangered African Penguin chick and there’s no higher motive to smile this Blue Monday as they couldn’t be any cuter!

Baby Penguin Landscape - Robert Everett

On the morning of twentieth December, our hen keepers arrived to find the most recent addition to our penguin colony snuggled beneath the feathers of their dad and mom Albert and Akiki. The chick has grown robust and wholesome since start beneath the cautious watchful eye of its dad and mom and the bird-keeping group. With the vet coming in quickly for the primary weight examine, we’re certain it is going to be a wholesome quantity for certain!

The start of the penguin chick brings our colony of African penguins to 17. With the dad and mom Albert and Akiki doing exceptionally nicely in caring for his or her younger. Right here at Paradise Wildlife Park, our African penguins are a part of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) a governing physique geared toward defending and conserving the well being and genetic swimming pools of endangered species. As at present recognised by the Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) African penguins are listed as endangered attributable to modifications in habitats and surroundings. This success inside the breeding program is a optimistic second inside the zoo neighborhood and for his or her wild counterparts.

Paradise Wildlife Park helps and aids the conservation of endangered African penguins within the wild via the work of SANCCOB. The Southern African Basis for the Conservation of Coastal Birds; a registered non-profit organisation, whose major goal is to reverse the decline of seabird populations via the rescue, rehabilitation and launch of unwell, injured, deserted and oiled seabirds. With the hope that via their efforts and help of conservation charities penguins like many different species shall be round for generations to return.




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