Home > Lifestyle > Environmental Health > Green tips Updated 10 October 2013 Penguins in peril Our iconic African Penguin is in trouble, struggling to find enough to eat in overfished waters. 0 African penguin with chicks. D. Gordon E. Robertson ~ Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto The annual Penguin Run highlights the plight of the African Penguin, whose population has dropped 99% since the 1900s.As fish stocks dwindle, penguins are swimming further to find food – especially now, when they must bulk up before moulting season. Moulting and growing in their new feathers takes three weeks, during which they don't feed and lose over half their body weight.This week, use Bird Life SA’s interactive map to follow 5 penguins fitted with tracking devices as they look for food off the coast. You can follow the penguins on Twitter too: @_thepenguinrun Apart from a showing the extraordinary distances the birds travel -- the penguins have already travelled hundreds of kilometers in just a few days -- the project indicates in which areas to focus conservation efforts. Visit African penguins at Boulders Penguin Colony in Simonstown.- Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor@ORoseInn Got a good green tip to share? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post on the EnviroHealth Forum – if it's a planet-saver, we'll publish it. NEXT ON HEALTH24X FDA bans e-cig liquid products that look like snacks and candies 2018-09-12 19:00 More: Environmental HealthGreen tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.