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Where in the world can you share a giant granite boulder with a few penguins while watching the waves lap up against the rocks? And as long as you don’t get too close, they don’t mind sharing their spot.
At Boulders Beach in Cape Town, the endangered African penguin has established the perfect breeding ground, free of predators – thanks to the presence of humans – and on a lovely sheltered beach. At last count, the breeding pairs at Boulders Beach amounted to around 2000, however, their numbers are dwindling rapidly worldwide and they are to be protected at all costs. The African penguin is endemic to the region and there are only 3 land based colonies on the African continent, 2 of which are on the Cape coast.
The waddling walk, curious tilt of their heads and tuxedo outfits make them appear cute and cuddly but be warned, they will nip anyone who invades... Show more