They do smell like fish, their dietary staple. These African penguins are also known as jackass penguins, named for the braying sound they make. While they're awfully cute and delightful to watch as they toddle across the sand, visitors are warned to keep hands off; the little buggers don't warm to the human touch.
Couples who come to Cape Town and are able to explore beyond the city can see the South African penguins' 3,000-plus member colony in action on the Cape Peninsula. Their habitat is located on Boulders Beach, an inlet of False Bay that is near Simon's Town. A small admission fee is charged.
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|Boulders||Solitary Penguin||Three South African Penguins||March of the Penguins|
|Penguin Threesome||Watchful Penguin||Penguins Perch||Penguin Eggs Nest|
|More South African Penguins||Penguins on the Beach||Skunk or Penguin?||Four Penguins|
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