Fact Sheet

What Defenders is Doing to Help Penguins

In March 2009 the African penguins on the Cape of Good Hope got 200 new nesting boxes made of fiberglass that simulate natural nests that will protect them from the scorching sun and predators.

The penguins’ popularity in the hearts of people may also help them survive: an oil spill in 2000 prompted a massive rescue effort in which thousands of volunteers mobilized to rescue 38,000 birds.

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