29 January 2007

Penguin Escape

A king penguin was found on a beach near Cape St Francis -- possibly only the third one ever to visit South Africa.
“It’s a freak visit,” said Professor Les Underhill, director of the Avian Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town.

King penguins inhabit the much colder climate of the sub-Antarctic islands and have not evolved for the African heat.

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