Sadly, due to its specific and singular habitat combined with detrimental human activities, the African penguin is considered endangered. It is primarily suffering from a loss of livable habitat as well as a decline in its main source of food. Commercial fisheries that collect sardines and anchovies have forced African penguins to consume less healthy fish. Thankfully, in 2010 the African penguin was included in the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and in 2015 the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary was opened in South Africa, providing much needed aid for these amazing animals.