Animal Species

African Black-Footed Penguin
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African penguins swim 4-6 miles per hour with short bursts of 25 mph. They usually hunt 25-50 miles off of the coast and can dive 350-400 feet under the ocean!

Sponsors
June 2021: In memory of great grandmother Helen from Natalie and Molly Sebunia;
December 2021: Jim & Diane Swalley; Mindy Beatty;
March 2022: John & Leona Kutz;
April 2022: David & Betsy Haffley & Family; The Sengers;
July 2022: Glenn Reagle
Habitat
Coasts of South Africa
Size
18-24 Inches Tall
Weight
40 lbs
Lifespan
10-12 Years
Diet
Many types of fish, crustaceans and squid
Reproduction
1-3 eggs take 38-42 days to incubate
Conservation Status
Endangered
Threats
Predation by other animals, pollution, decrease of food availability