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Go Green- African Penguin Patrol

Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), Südafrika

Go Green- African Penguin Patrol

DETAILS

  • 81/2
    Stunden Geschätzte Dauer
  • Mahlzeit

Cruise to the world’s largest colony of African penguins and visit a rehabilitation center that treats injured marine birds in hopes of releasing them back into the wild. The penguins inhabit St. Croix, a rocky island that is almost completely devoid of soil. Although the island offers an excellent natural habitat, the penguins are in decline from environmental risks, oil spills and their eggs being pilfered for human consumption. While observing these endemic penguins, you will likely hear them braying like donkeys, which is why they are also known as jackass penguins. Several species of dolphins, seals and whales frequent these waters, so keep an eye out for them, as well. Following lunch at a local restaurant, you will get a different perspective of the dangers to the penguins and other seabirds by visiting a nearby rehabilitation center. Its veterinarians care for injured birds, orphaned chicks and abandoned eggs, all in hopes of increasing the numbers of African penguins.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cruise to rocky St. Croix island to observe the world’s largest colony of African penguins.
  • Gain an understanding of the threats to the birds and the efforts to protect them.
  • Watch veterinarians treat injured and orphaned marine birds at a rehabilitation center.


HELPFUL HINTS

  • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 3-hours of moderate walking over sandy terrain. The tour is not available to guests in a wheelchair and guests with limited mobility may participate and manage with assistance. Guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Access to the boat is via ramp and steps and the boat is covered. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

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MERKMALE DER AKTIVITÄT

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Aktivitätsniveau:

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  • 1
    Leicht
  • 2
    Mäßig
  • 3
    Schwierig
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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