Save a penguin for your lovebird
Say ‘I love you’ this Valentine’s Day by adopting and naming two penguins for the price of one (R500) from SANCCOB. Penguins mate for life and have become a universal symbol of true and lasting love. However, African penguins are endangered as their numbers have declined by 64% in the last decade alone. Your R500 contribution will help SANCCOB to save these special creatures from extinction.
To get your Valentine’s pair, and to win the admiration of your lovebird, visit our Adopt a Penguin Page and we’ll get your special Valentine’s pack winging its way to you. Each of your adoption packs will include a photograph of your penguin, a letter of adoption and a certificate of adoption in the adoptees name.
Non-interference appeal: Rockhopper sighted in Kommetjie
The Northern Rockhopper penguin that has been seen along the beach at Soetwater Reserve, Cape Town has drawn attention from all around the country. Reports and pictures of the bird indicate that it is in full moult, which generally is a physiologically stressful period for penguins. During the moulting period penguins are not waterproof but they can be seen to go for quick swims in the shallow water to cool down or have a drink of water. Penguins are also generally more susceptible to disease and stress as their immune systems are compromised during the moulting period, which generally lasts about three weeks.