Black-footed Penguin

Two colonies were established by penguins in the 1980s on the mainland near Cape Town at Boulders Beach near Simon's Town and Stony Point in Betty's Bay. Mainland colonies probably only became possible in recent times due to the reduction of predator numbers, although the Betty's Bay colony has been attacked by leopards. The only other mainland colony is in Namibia, but it is not known when this was established.

The Black-footed Penguin is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Black-footed Penguin, is found on the south-western coast of Africa, living in colonies on 24 islands between Namibia and Algoa Bay, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with the largest colony on Dyer Island, near Kleinbaai. Because of their donkey-like braying call they were previously named Jackass Penguins. Since several species of South American penguins produce the same sound, the African species has been renamed African Penguin, as it is the only penguin species that breeds in Africa. More

Like all penguins, the Black-footed penguin is characterized by its erect posture, torpedo-shaped body, webbed feet, stiff wings (flippers) and an excellent swimming ability, but an awkward movement on land. In common with many other seabirds, penguins possess a counter shading pattern of dark back and white undersides. More

Distribution: Black-footed penguins are found exclusively in Africa. They are known to breed between Namibia and South Africa. When not breeding, the birds can be found across Africa's southern shore, from Gabon to Mozambique, generally within 40 kilometers of the ocean shore. Habitat: Black-footed penguins live along Africa's southern shoreline in and around the cold, nutrient rich Benguela current. They breed and moult on rocky, offshore islands. Description: Black-footed penguins are medium sized penguins. More

Like all penguins, black-footed penguins are built for life at sea. They spend their days foraging in groups that can number 100 penguins. Their boat-shaped bodies, round in the middle and pointed at the ends, help them to glide through water. Their flipper-like wings propel them as they swim and their short legs and webbed feet act like rudders. They typically swim at a speed of 4 miles per hour—but can travel as fast as 15—and dive down to 100 feet to troll for fish. More

Black-footed Penguin ~ African Penguin = They once had a population of several million in the late 1800's, and still numbered over a million in the early 1900's! The Jackass Penguin in the last 60 years or so has dwindled to few more than about 120,000 animals. Yes... More

(London, England)Kyala, a black-footed penguin, has gone off her food and spends hours braying for fluffy three-month-old Toga. More

weeks-African Black-Footed Penguins are unable to swim and must stay on shore until their new plumage is complete. They must also go without food during the molting process. * Because of oil spills, egg-harvesting and over-fishing, African Black-Footed Penguins are listed as "threatened" on the Endangered Species List. More

The African black-footed penguins live as a colony of about 25 to 30 individuals at the Seneca Park Zoo. They squabble, are very territorial and live with a lot of drama. Each penguin has its own personality; some are leaders, some followers, some aggressive and some docile. Both parents are involved in taking care of the young and they are excellent parents. Status in the Wild Scientists consider these penguins vulnerable. More

African Penguin Spheniscus demersus Black-footed Penguin at Boulders Beach South Africa African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus, Black-footed Penguin) at Boulders Beach, South Africa. (Photo Copyright More

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This bunch of Black-Footed Penguins is having a great day. Black-Footed Penguins - Black-Footed Penguins... ...also known as African Penguins or Spheniscus Demersus, are native to the coastline of Southern Africa and do not tolerate extreme cold well (unlike some of their heartier kin). They love the water and spend most of their lives there, coming to shore only to raise young and molt. More

The Black-footed penguins are native to the rocky beaches of South Africa and do quite well in our Central Alabama habitat. They reach breeding maturity typically at four years of age. Penguins breed in nesting colonies with the same mate for life. Generally, they use the same nest every year. Penguins typically lay eggs twice a year and the parents share equally in attending the nest. The City of Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum are open daily from 9:00am to 5:30pm. More

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The Black-footed penguin is the only penguin species that breeds in Africa, and in the wild it is found nowhere else. Also known as the African Penguin, the Cape Penguin and the Jackass Penguin (their call resembles the bray of a donkey) this is now a vulnerable species with an estimated 170,000 pairs remaining. This fabulous piece of wall art arrives beautifully wrapped and ready to display. More

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Original source: Collection Georges Declercq
Author: Collection Georges Declercq
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Order : Sphenisciformes
Family : Spheniscidae
Genus : Spheniscus
Species : demersus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)