1 June 2015
SANCCOB is currently caring for 30 oiled African penguins and four orphaned African penguin chicks at its centre in Cape St. Francis (Eastern Cape) this week. The birds were admitted from Bird- and St. Croix islands off Port Elizabeth (part of the Algoa Bay Hope Spot) and they will be washed and rehabilitated for the next few weeks until they are ready to be released back into the wild.
27 May 2015
Of all the threats to our endangered African penguins, oil spills from damaged ships, pipelines and oil rigs are the most devastating. That’s because the oil breaks through the waterproof feathers that allow penguins to spend hours hunting for food in the frigid ocean.