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12 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice to see them,

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

No problem...I find nature so amazing. Lots of hours of both spotting and watching Discovery channel gives me alot of random facts.

achmmad
achmmad 9 years ago

Wow, thanks for the information Apple! Will watch it now :)

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Here's a YouTube video of them swimming with people in South Africa...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwiQopbkP...

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

Oh, no, there are warm water penguins that frequent both South Africa and parts of Madagascar.

I saw a special once on Discovery where there is a small island the that the penguins have actually gotten so curious and used to people that they have been known to go into dog doors into people's houses. They have to be chased out.

achmmad
achmmad 9 years ago

Wow! Sounds interesting, this is new to me. I'm thinking that penguin only found at Arctic or Antartica, poor me ... :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Lovely teeny bird...

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Ha! Fabulous!!! (Like our Canada Geese! But THEY'RE everywhere in the US! They paddle across the roads without a thought to cars...but I've never seen one hit!! ). Thx for the info! ;-)

EmilyBoyd
EmilyBoyd 9 years ago

No, they're wild. The area around the beach that this whole group frequents has become very residential, so they'll just be wandering around paths and people, and just expect you to move for them.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

They're not captive right? I think it's so funny to see them in the streets!!! Adorable!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Great spotting, very cute !

EmilyBoyd
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jul 21, 2008
Submitted on Jan 21, 2012

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