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Why Are African Penguins Endangered?

African Penguin

The African Penguin is turning into becoming endangered due to more than one motive. One fundamental cause is that there is overfishing where they live, and which means that they can locate food without problems because fish is their number one food. Those were two oil spills since 1990 which has oiled and killed 30,000 African Penguins.

Another purpose is the travelers have been getting near the penguins which have induced them to be scared to reproduce. 2000-2009 the African Penguin has been labeled as vulnerable. Then it moved to the endangered category in 2010 due to the reasons above and shifted in their prey population alongside the South African coast. If we do not do something now, these animals might become extinct.

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Are Penguins Endangered

Endangered African Penguin in South Africa

Are penguins endangered? This question must have arisen in your mind whenever you looked at the cute and cuddly penguins in a zoo or on the television. Well, the answer is not that simple. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are five species of penguins that are facing extinction and seven species are listed as vulnerable. The remaining species of penguins are at different levels of endangerment.

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