Uncommon Penguin Chicks Hatch in time for Worldwide African Penguin Consciousness Day!


There’s no higher time to convey consciousness to the Penguin species this Worldwide African Penguin Consciousness Day on the fifteenth of this month, with the celebration of the hatching of two Endangered African Penguin chicks at Paradise Wildlife Park.

On the eleventh of September 2022, Paradise’s fowl keepers arrived to find the 2 latest additions to their penguin colony snuggled underneath the feathers of the mother and father Albert and Akiki. The chicks have grown robust and wholesome since hatching underneath the cautious watchful eye of their mother and father and the bird-keeping crew at Paradise Wildlife Park. With the primary weigh-in yesterday, each twins round simply over 1 kilo which is a superb wholesome primary month in!

Chick with mum Akiki - Robert Everett(1)

The delivery of the penguin chick twins brings Paradise Wildlife Parks colony of African penguins to 19. With the mother and father Albert and Akiki doing exceptionally properly in caring for his or her younger, together with final yr’s chick Marli checking in too. Paradise Wildlife Parks, African penguins are a part of the European Ex-situ programme (EEP). A governing physique geared toward defending and conserving the well being and genetic swimming pools of endangered species. As at present recognised by the Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) African penguins are listed as Endangered attributable to adjustments in habitats and setting. This success inside the breeding program is a constructive second inside the zoo group and for his or her wild counterparts.

Paradise Wildlife Park helps and aids the conservation of Endangered African penguins within the wild by means of the work of SANCCOB. The Southern African Basis for the Conservation of Coastal Birds; a registered non-profit organisation, whose main goal is to reverse the decline of seabird populations by means of the rescue, rehabilitation and launch of unwell, injured, deserted and oiled seabirds. With the hope that by means of their efforts and help of conservation charities penguins like many different species might be round for generations to come back.

Mum Akiki _ Dad Albert - Robert Everett
Mum Akiki _ Dad Albert - Robert Everett
Mum Akiki _ Dad Albert - Robert Everett
Mum Akiki _ Dad Albert - Robert Everett
Mum Akiki _ Dad Albert - Robert Everett
Mum Akiki _ Dad Albert - Robert Everett

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