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The great penguin rescue : saving the African penguins

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Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2017]


"The African Penguin population is critically low, due to various factors including climate change. Scientists and volunteers with a South African organization are helping to rescue these endangered birds by rearing abandoned chicks."--

Despite South African government efforts to protect the penguin colonies and their ocean fish supply, young penguins still struggle to survive. Fuzzy chicks waiting for food in open nests may overheat in the sun or become prey. Others simply may not get enough food to survive on their own once their parents leave. Markle examines new conservation methods, including rescuing and hand-feeding vulnerable chicks, that are giving experts hope.


  • Alone!
  • Penguins in trouble
  • From bad to worse
  • Turning point
  • Raising the future
  • Giving hope a home
  • Rescued!
  • Saving other penguins.
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