Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Penguins are here!

From the 11alive.com web site, the penguins are here! These guys are called (of all things) Jackass Penguins. They're only found on the coast of Africa. They are endangered. One site quotes there being only around 120000 of these birds left. They originally nested in hardened guano on their islands, but this was harvested in the 19th century for fertiliser. Now they nest in sand and rocks wherever they can burrow. They compete with seals for prime nesting areas.

For more information, you can go here.

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