I'm sharing my best penguin love photo with #AuroraExpeditions ... Volunteering to rehabilitate African penguins means Im lucky to have a few favourite #MyPenguinMoment (s), but this cuddle photo with Thandi is my all time fave. Thandi was born at our facility to two of our residents whose injuries mean they can never be released. She was instantly more of a people penguin & shadowed me while I fed the seabirds & cleaned the facility. She was amazing & great company, but alas, she died from malaria, devastating all us volunteers at the facility.
I love these birds. They're full of personality & so adorable. Even the feisty ones are still cute!