On 23 April 2023 the Two Oceans Aquarium, in support of the #NOOW African Penguin Campaign, invites everyone to join a Penguin Waddle to show love and care for the well-being of South Africa’s marine environment and its special inhabitants, the African penguin.
The Two Oceans Aquarium penguin mascot Samantha will lead the Waddle, starting at Muizenberg beach at 08h30. They will then walk the 15km to the Boulders Beach African penguin colony in Simon’s Town, with the hope of getting the attention of passers-by. The Aquarium asks all those attending to show their support by wearing black and white clothing and to bring signs reflecting the #NOOW hashtag and slogans.
Do your bit to highlight the need for urgent protection of the African penguin from extinction in this event leading up to World Penguin Day.
Date: 23 April 2023
Time: 08h30 to 13h30
Location: Surfer’s Corner, Muizenberg to Boulders, Simon’s Town
There are prizes up for grabs: Five pairs of entry tickets to Boulders Beach courtesy of SANParks. Winners will be randomly selected from a lucky draw at the end of the waddle.
Come prepared: wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water (in reusable water bottles) and some snacks for fuel in reusable bags. Please no plastic. Get creative and make your own signs creating awareness of the plight of the African penguin, or make use of the various infographics that can be found on the #NOOW Campaign website https://www.africanpenguinnotonourwatch.org/