The penguins at Boulders Beach used to be called Jackass Penguins because of their distinctive mating call that sounds like a braying donkey. Because several South American penguins apparently make the same noise, their name was changed to African Penguins. The penguins have also been called Black-footed penguins.Why is the African penguin endangered?
Why the African Penguin is Endangered. The African Penguin is becoming endangered because of a couple of reasons. One reason is that there is over fishing where they live and that means that they can't find food as easily because fish is their main food source.Are there Penguins in Africa?
The African penguin is a banded penguin, placed in the genus Spheniscus. The other banded penguins are the African penguin's closest relatives, and are all found mainly in the Southern Hemisphere: the Humboldt penguin and Magellanic penguins found in southern South America, and the Galápagos penguin found in the Pacific Ocean near the equator.How many African penguins left?
Estimated numbers left in the wild:75,000 to 80,000. African penguins are dapper-looking black and white birds who stand approximately 60 centimetres tall, with males averaging slightly larger sizes than females. These penguins weigh 2 to 5 kilograms when mature.