Singapore - Jurong Bird Park: Penguins

posted Oct 9, 2011, 2:15 AM by Prashant Bhattacharji   [ updated Oct 28, 2011, 4:27 AM ]
Jurong Bird Park, Singapore - African Penguins
Jurong Bird Park, Singapore - African Penguins
Jurong Bird Park, Singapore - African Penguins
Jurong Bird Park, Singapore - African Penguins









































































A very cute bunch of African Penguins:

Clicked quite close to the entrance at Jurong Bird Park.

From the Description Plate for African Penguins at Jurong:


The African Penguin was reclassified from vulnerable to endangered in June 2010. The population of African Penguins has been declining. Over 50 years ago there were over 140,000 pairs. Now there are only 26,000 pairs left. Overfishing, oil contamination and guano collections are major reasons for the decline.


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