7 January 2015
A big thank you to Leila Silkstone from Whissedine Primary school in Oakham, Rutland (United Kingdom) who raised £310 for her 8th birthday so she could adopt and save two endangered African penguin chicks from SANCCOB.
5 December 2014
Since 28 October, a total of 543 abandoned African penguin chicks have been admitted to SANCCOB. October through to January is dubbed 'chick season’ when hundreds of small fluffy African penguin chicks that have been abandoned by their parents in the colonies are admitted to SANCCOB’s centres in Cape Town (Western Cape) and Cape St. Francis (Eastern Cape). Here they receive the best care in the world before being released back into the wild, healthy, well-fed and ready to face life in the ocean as wild penguins.