Waddle in aid of African penguins

PROMISE TO HELP: Bayworld intern Hayley Martins, 23, and trainee animal keeper Amber James, 21, study how to walk like a penguin so they can get practising for the trek later this month. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
PROMISE TO HELP: Bayworld intern Hayley Martins, 23, and trainee animal keeper Amber James, 21, study how to walk like a penguin so they can get practising for the trek later this month. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

THREE conservation organisations are to team up for a six-day walk next week in an effort to raise awareness about the dwindling number of African penguins.

Bayworld marine biologist Dr Greg Hofmeyr and eight officials and volunteers from the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (Sanccob) at Cape St Francis and Cape Recife’s SA Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre (Samrec) will lead the 120km walk on Monday.

Conservationists will walk from Bayworld through Cape Recife and end at a Nautical Festival in Cape St Francis on April 26. – Hendrick Mphande

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