African Penguins at Boulders , South Africa

DSCN2019 DSCN2005DSC_0335In the early eighties a pair of penguins turned up at Foxy Beach, Boulders, near Simon’s Town.  After a couple of years they began to breed and by the late nineties there were over 2000 birds living there.

Cape Peninsula National Park took over the settlement, as the birds were fast becoming a nuisance in Simon’s Town and barricades have been erected to stop them spilling over into the town.  Walkways have been constructed so that tourists have several viewing points from which they can watch the birds, without frightening them.  I believe that these are picture of breeding boxes, but though these penguins are not particularly large, these do look a tad on the small side.

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About Sandra

I cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and write fiction and poetry. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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2 Responses to African Penguins at Boulders , South Africa

  1. I love these jackass penguins and was lucky enough to be able to swim with them some years ago. A wonderful experience.

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