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Living Coasts Aquarium Funding the Fitting Satellite Transmitters to Wild African Penguins


Living Coasts Aquarium Funding the Fitting Satellite Transmitters to Wild African Penguins

Wed, 7/20/2011 – 7:14 AM

By Philip Knowling

Torquay, UK – A conservation project supported by a Devon zoo is fitting satellite transmitters to wild African penguins in an attempt to learn more about the species.

The first juvenile African penguin ever to be fitted with a satellite transmitter was released into the wild off the coast of South Africa at the end of June.

The bird, named Lucy, was hand-reared by SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds), an organisation supported by Living Coasts Aquarium.

Torquay’s coastal

Source: http://www.zandavisitor.com/newsarticle-5317