African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) is a species of penguin endemic to southern African waters. It is only penguin species to breed in Africa. The distribution of these species coincides with the cold, nutrient rich, Benguela Current as well as the availability of offshore islands as breeding sites. These species are considered as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.
Recently, 63 of these penguins were killed by a swarm of bees on a beach outside Cape Town, South Africa. Cape honey bees that killed these flightless birds are part of the ecosystem. The occurrence of such incidents is very rare.
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