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Cold weather kills 500 penguins

in Cape Town

Over half of the population's chicks

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15 Jun 10 - "The chicks, aged between a few weeks old and about two-months-old and covered only with down feathers, succumbed to the cold and wet weather which has hit Bird Island," South Africa National Parks spokeswoman Megan Taplin said in a statement.

With only 700 breeding pairs of African penguins on Bird Island, the death of over half the populations' chicks - in just 24 hours -  presents an "added threat" to the dwindling numbers of penguins.

See:
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=nw20100615170818479C380 447
Thanks to Hans Schreuder in the UK for this link


     "How much more global warming will we all need to suffer before the
       truth hits home that's it's getting cold out there, very cold in fact?"
       asks Hans. " Nearly 21 June here in the UK and I still wear a jersey
       and coat when going outside during the day."

 

 



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