Wednesday 25 April 2018 is World Penguin Day.
This iconic species is fighting for survival .........
The African penguin may become extinct within the next 15 years
The African penguins are undergoing very rapid population declines. The initial records of African penguin populations along the Namibia and South African coastline estimated around one million breeding pairs in the 1920s but these populations have rapidly declined to less than 20 000 pairs.