African penguins arrive at the Biopark of Rome.

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African Cape penguin colony arrived at the biopark in Rome. / AP Photo / Alessandra Tarantino.

African penguin colony arrived at the biopark in Rome. / AP Photo / Alessandra Tarantino.

African penguins in serious danger of extinction, have arrived at the Biopark of Rome.

TThe Cape Penguin colony arrived at the Biopark of Rome. The Biopark of Rome, in its commitment to preserve biodiversity, welcomed nine couples of Cape penguins. Nine pairs of Cape penguins found their place in the new space created within the Biopark of Rome. Cape penguins are animals in serious danger of extinction; At the beginning of the 20th century there were 2 and a half million, today only 50 thousand survive. The Cape penguin is the only African penguin and is distributed mainly along the coasts of South Africa and Namibia. Children were very interested in knowing the new animals after arrived to the Biopark of Rome. They looked at the African penguins during the opening of a new area reserved for them in the Rome biopark. And when penguins feed on fish during the presentation of this endangered species at the Rome Zoo.

 

Information and Images were shared from a gallery by AFP agence France Presse, Paris, France, published on November 10th, 2018. Image Credits: Alessandra Tarantino and Tiziana FABI, 2018.


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