African Penguin

African Penguin, 5 x 7 ink (O, P)

African Penguin, 5 x 7 ink (O, P); original photo credit A. Phillips

Otherwise known as Jackass Penguins.  This ink is from a photo my relative took of a wild penguin in Africa.  He had this to say:

When I went to South Africa I did not know about the penguins. I took a tour to the Cape of Good Hope and the Boulders Beach Park was part of the tour. There were park rangers there to keep the tourists from getting too close. Penguins will bite. There are only 2 or 3 kinds of penguins that like ice and snow. There are maybe 17 kinds that do not. At least one of my pictures shows a girl in a bikini sunbathing on the sand with penguins walking around her. The penguin in your picture is not trying to keep the egg warm. It is shading the egg from the sun to prevent overheating.

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One response to “African Penguin

  1. My relative has follow-up news – these penguins are now endangered:
    “I just read a report that the african penguins have been put on the endangered critters list. It appears that since 2004 there has been a great reduction in the numbers of penguins in South Africa. A ban on fishing in the penguin feeding grounds does not seem to have had much effect. “

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