Watch penguins live for free on your iPhone or Android device.
African Penguins are classified as endangered according to the IUCN List of Threatened Species. From Wikipedia:
Of the 1.5-million African Penguin population estimated in 1910, only some 10% remained at the end of the 20th-century. African penguin populations, which breed in Namibia and South Africa, have declined by 95 percent since preindustrial times.
To raise awareness and to study the bird, the California Academy of Sciences has an African Penguin exhibit. Now they’ve added three live cameras to the exhibit, two above water and one below water. Best of all they are broadcasting live 24 hours a day. In order to view these cameras all you need to do is download the free Pocket Penguins app.
If you don’t have an iPhone or Android device, not to worry. You can watch the penguins live via the web on the California Academy of Science Penguin Cam page.
I really like this idea. I hope it catches on. The app also makes it very easy to donate vis SMS.
Feeding times are 10:30 am and 3 pm Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to tune in!