22 December 2015
Since 20 October, 279 abandoned African penguin chicks have been admitted to SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds), the non-profit seabird centre in Table View, Cape Town. October through to January, dubbed 'chick season’ by the organisation, sees both local and international volunteers flocking to SANCCOB to assist with rehabilitating these small fluffy chicks during the festive season. Recently, a group of international volunteers had the special opportunity of releasing 14 endangered African penguins back into the wild at Betty’s Bay which they helped to rehabilitate.
18 November 2015
Since 20 October, more than 200 abandoned African penguin chicks have been admitted to SANCCOB, the non-profit seabird centre. The organisation has dubbed October through to January '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). Once admitted, 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.