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  • Dyan deNapoli

    TEDxBoston 2011
    The Great Penguin Rescue The inspiring global response to a species in distress

    Dyan deNapoli tells a riveting personal tale of the world’s largest volunteer animal rescue that saved over 40,000 penguins after an oil spill off the coast of South Africa. She dispels the belief that all oiled birds should be euthanized and proves that each one of us really can make a difference.

    When an iron-ore carrier named the Treasure sank off the coast of South Africa, it spilled 1,300 tons of oil directly in the path of 75,000 African penguins breeding on nearby islands. Penguin experts and 12,500 volunteers from around the world rushed to Cape Town to save the species from potential extinction. 

    Curator’s Pick: “Penguins are very vocal birds and really, really noisy . . . when we stepped through the doors and into the building it was eerily silent.

    More about Dyan: www.thepenguinlady.com

    Dyan deNapoli, Penguin Expert and Author, founder of The Penguin Lady

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