Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Penguins cautiously reside
  on our planet's underside,
where they're careful not to cough,
  lest they trip and tumble off.

~Jack Prelutsky 

The penguins are my favorite thing about South Africa, so far (aside from some awesome people I have met here).


These pictures were all taken at Boulders Beach, near Simon's Town.  These penguins apparently set up shop there in 1982.  It started with just one pair of breeding penguins, and now there are over 3000 penguins!  They are so cute-- they waddle around, climbing stairs, wandering about, and don't seem to pay much attention to the people.  If you want to brave the cold water, you're welcome to take a dip with them; I don't think they'd mind!


I asked my friend Kho if I could take one home with me, but he didn't seem to think that a very good idea.  I guess I'll just have to go back for another visit sometime soon!



bukirama said...

I love that there are wild penguins there! Will you take one for me? He can live in my bathroom

Inspired Kara said...

This is so awesome. I love me some penguins!

elventryst said...

Yes, I will bring you a penguin home in my suitcase! I bet Jack will love him-- you can raise them as brothers!

bukirama said...

Maybe then he would leave the dog alone and just torture the penguin for a while...On second thought, the poor litle penguin should stay there lol

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