Posted by: blogsforbobs | March 5, 2012

Penguins! Waddle with them, for them!

Oh the glorious Penguins! Simons Town would not be the same iconic place it is without these guys! So read below about the Waddle for a Week campaign and get involved! We’ll certainly be waddling the final stretch!

Waddle for a Week: African penguin champions return

By Hayley McLellan / 7 February 2012
Original Article here 

Our first Waddle for a Week campaign in 2011 – in support of the endangered African penguin (you can a visit a few of these beautiful birds right here at the Sappi River Meander) – was such a success that we have decided to run it again in 2012. Animal keepers across the country have started training for the 130km waddle, which starts in Gansbaai (Dyer Island colony) and ends in Simonstown (Boulders Beach colony).

The good news is that anyone can join this fantastic campaign. The dates for this year are 16 to 21 April when you can waddle with us for a week, a day or an hour. The African penguin is endemic to southern Africa as well as endangered and if quick, smart action is not taken we could be saying goodbye to this African icon within the next 15 years as yet another species slides into extinction … Let’s not let this happen!

Be a part of the solution by visiting and getting involved however you can.

Contact Two Oceans Aquarium Senior Bird Trainer Hayley McLellan on for more information.

Why not waddle and spend the night in Simons Town? Check out our GREAT rates here


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