International African Penguin Awareness Day
Although penguins are often thought of as being cold-climate inhabitants such as those in Antarctica and the ones found in Antarctica, they can be found in temperate environments off the coast of Africa. International African Penguin Awareness Day was established to raise awareness about these unique flightless birds.
The African Penguin is not an exception to the threat posed by climate change and other factors. The US Endangered Species List placed the African Penguin on its 2010 list because the population continues to decline and could disappear in the very near future if there is no action taken.
In 2010, International African Penguin Awareness Day was established. This was the same year that the bird was placed on the endangered list in America. This day was established to raise awareness about the dangers facing African Penguins.
These are some ways you can celebrate and participate in the International African Penguin Awareness Day.
The purpose of the day, of course, is to spread awareness about this unique aquatic flightless bird. People who are truly interested in the day can spend their time prior to the event campaigning to get more people involved. You can also host an event that encourages people to be more involved, by making financial donations as well as learning more.
It’s a great time to visit the local zoo to see what penguins are on display. For those who are unable to make it to the zoo in person, you can also “visit” penguins online. Live streaming cameras allow fans the opportunity to follow their activities throughout the day.