From The Independent in South Africa:
A king penguin was found on a beach near Cape St Francis – possibly only the third one ever to visit South Africa, reported The Witness on Wednesday.
“It’s a freak visit,” said Professor Les Underhill, director of the Avian Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town.
King penguins inhabit the much colder climate of the sub-Antarctic islands and have not evolved for the African heat.
An adult king penguin is about 90cm long and usually weighs between 14kg and 16kg, compared with the African penguin which weighs about 4kg and is 40cm to 50cm long.
Underhill believes the bird’s visit may have something to do with moulting and suspects it came from Marion Island and had lost its way.
Penguins’ attractiveness to humans: here.