The African Penguin Spheniscus demerus
They grow to a height of 60cm ( 2ft tall )
They are accustomed to living in warmer climates,...
but went in and out of the water all the time to cool off.
and loving it, as it was a really hot day.
This friendly one came right up to us.
Penguins spend several hrs a day preening their feathers to keep them well maintained, or they would not stay waterproof.
For extra protection, penguins spread oil on their feathers. The oil comes from a special gland, near their tail. The penguins tail is short and wedge shaped which helps it to maintain stability on land.
Both sexes look the same.
Many were banded on their flippers.
A close up of the friendly one.
A gate we saw near the zoo, which I have added for Good Fences.