Welcome back everyone! We are waddling into the new year and celebrating Penguin Awareness Day on the 20th January 2022.
Our free colouring page shows 3 Little Penguins diving for food which include: Garfish, Krill, juvenile Squid, and Anchovies.
Did you know that many Penguin populations are decreasing every year?
Some reasons for this are: habitat loss or destruction, pollution from plastics to oil spills, depletion of food sources from climate change and overfishing from humans, and death by introduced species eg cats, dogs and foxes.
So what can we do to help these amazing creatures? You may not have a Penguin colony living on your nearest beach or coastline but we can still do something.
- Next time you visit a beach take a bag and collect any rubbish that may have washed up or been left behind.
- Buy fish from sustainable fisheries.
- Help reduce climate change by: - Recycling & composting instead of putting everything in the garbage. - Use reusable bags/containers instead of single use plastics. -Take short showers to conserve water. - Turn off lights when you leave a room to save energy. - Plant a tree to help capture carbon dioxide.
- On beaches where Penguins nest make sure you don’t disturb their nesting sites. If you want to see them waddle from the ocean at sunset then stay well back, sit quietly in the fading light, and don’t use any torches or flash photography.
- Keep your dogs on a leash and cats away from areas where there are Penguins.
To download or print using the above links:
* Planet Designs Kids Free Downloads (on our website) - click the “Planet Designs Kids Free Downloads” link below the colouring activity, it will take you to the free downloads page on our website where you need to put in your email address, don’t worry we won’t spam you, it’s just so you can have free access, click “Continue” and the all of our free colouring activities will be displayed. Click on the page you want, then click “Download”, it will then be saved in your downloads folder where you can print it.
* Pinterest - click the “Pinterest” link below the colouring activity, it will take you to the Planet Designs Kids Pinterest account where you can find the above colouring activity, click the menu button at top of picture (3 dots … ), and select “Download Image”, it will then be saved in your downloads folder where you can print it.