Sunday, April 10, 2011

African penguin is edging closer to extinction

 An African penguin swims on March 15, 2011 at the SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ) in Cape Town. Africa's only nesting penguin was reclassified as endangered last year due to it being nearly wiped out, likely as a result of competition for food from commercial fisheries and shifting fish stocks. One of the world's 18 penguin species, Birdlife International has warned that the African penguin is edging closer to extinction.

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