16-18 April (CTICC, Cape Town)
Kia is an African penguin and one of SANCCOB’s (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) very proud ambassadors. One of 18 penguin species found around the world, the African penguin, formerly known as the Jackass penguin because of its donkey-like bray, is the only penguin species which occurs naturally on the African continent.
SANCCOB often receives appeals from caring individuals offering to knit jerseys for our oiled penguins. While we truly appreciate the goodwill of the public in offering their assistance, as an international recognised oiled wildlife responder which adheres to global protocols, we are unable to take up these kind offers. Contrary to popular belief, these little “jumpers” do little to help the oiled birds and can actually be detrimental to a penguin when undergoing rehabilitation.