Cape Town’s African penguins are currently enjoying a moment in the limelight with the success of Netflix’s ‘Penguin Town’. Dig a little deeper, though, and it becomes clear that the species is in crisis.
The Boulders Beach African Penguins are one of Simon’s Town’s main attractions, and now they have their own eight-part Netflix series.
The A68a iceberg broke free of the Larsen C ice shelf in 2017, and it’s now bearing down on an island that’s a breeding hotspot for a number of species.
Whilst Capetonians don’t have to travel far to see an African penguin, this king penguin is around 5 000 kilometres away from the nearest colony.
If you suffer from spheniscidaeaphobia (the fear of penguins), you might want to look away now.
I’m sure there are millions around the country who would say, given the present situation, that students are fools. You can add two more to that list.
The Great Tripod on a Prius has made it’s way to Brazil, not long after wizzing by 2ov’s HQ in the Cape Quarter, I’ll have you know. But, as inevitable as portraits of maniacal bergies on the Cape Town records of Google Street view, corpses have begun popping up at an alarming rate as the Street View car chugs through Brazil, and specifically, Rio de Janeiro.