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  1. Volunteer tourism : saving the African penguin one volunteer at a time. The case of a seabird rehabilitation centre in the Western Cape, South Africa

    Contributor(s):: Carole Olivier

    Volunteer tourism, as a form of leisure and/or recreation, is one of the fastest growing forms of tourism globally. It has also become a critical human resource for many organisations in the Western Cape, South Africa who rely on the support of volunteer tourists. A review of the current...

  2. Little penguins, Eudyptula minor, show increased avoidance, aggression and vigilance in response to zoo visitors

    Contributor(s):: Sherwen, S. L., Magrath, M. J. L., Butler, K. L., Hemsworth, P. H.

    Multiple studies have shown that human disturbance can have negative impacts on wild penguin populations. Penguins in zoos may also be susceptible to negative impacts from humans, but this has not previously been investigated. We examined the visitor effect on a group of 25 little penguins ,...

  3. Pond use by captive African penguins ( Spheniscus demersus) in an immersive exhibit adjacent to human bathers

    Contributor(s):: Ozella, L., Favaro, L., Carnovale, I., Pessani, D.

    Nonhuman animals in zoos are exposed to a continuous human presence, which affects their behaviors and welfare. However, little is known about what role the "visitor effect" has on penguins in captivity. The African penguin ( Spheniscus demersus) is an endangered species commonly housed in zoos...

  4. Dyan deNapoli: The great penguin rescue

    | Contributor(s):: Dyan deNapoli

    A personal story, a collective triumph: Dyan deNapoli tells the story of the world's largest volunteer animal rescue, which saved more than 40,000 penguins after an oil spill off the coast of South Africa. How does a job this big get done? Penguin by penguin by penguin ...

  5. Pushed to the limit: food abundance determines tag-induced harm in penguins

    | Contributor(s):: Wilson, R. P., Sala, J. E., Gomez-Laich, A., Ciancio, J., Quintana, F.

    The energetic costs of animal movement change with body condition, although the consequences of this for foraging efficiency are rarely considered. We deployed externally attached devices to Magellanic penguins ( Spheniscus magellanicus), known to increase the costs of swimming via increased drag...

  6. The effect of investigator disturbance on egg laying, chick survival and fledging mass of short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris) and little penguins (Eudyptula minor)

    | Contributor(s):: Vertigan, C., McMahon, C. R., Andrews-Goff, V., Hindell, M. A.

  7. Habituation potential of yellow-eyed penguins depends on sex, character and previous experience with humans

    | Contributor(s):: Ellenberg, Ursula, Mattern, Thomas, Seddon, Philip J.

  8. Book review of the penguin book of pets: a practical guide to animal-keeping

    | Contributor(s):: Edward Johnson