WATCH: A penguin sperm bank has been set up in South Africa to tackle severe decline in numbers

2019-02-02 21:35

They are known for their irregular markings and loud voices, but numbers of African penguins are in sharp decline.

That is why a sperm bank for the species has been established in South Africa as part of a new study into their reproductivity.

"We've reached such a low level that it is important to start coming up with these contingency plans," says Dr Katta Ludynia, a research manager with SANCCOB, a leading organization in seabird rehabilitation in southern Africa.

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