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Protect the Magallanic Penguins!


The penguins are arriving and they are cuter than ever!  Every day more penguins migrate from their winter vacations in Brazil to the Patagonian summer, where they breed and raise their young in the protected beaches and grass lands of Seno Otway.

However, the Magallanic Penguins face a new danger, wild dogs, which have killed over 170 penguins.  The dogs do not kill them for food, like a puma or other carnivorous animals.  Instead, they kill them in foul-play, leaving their bodies scattered.

With the December hatching of baby penguins, it is critical that we, locals and tourists, are aware of the danger our beloved penguins face while we look for methods to prevent further killings.