Penguins for adoption


Adopt and name a penguin for just R600 and help us give them the very best chance to return back to the wild.

You'll receive an email with a Certificate of Adoption and a special letter of thanks from 'your' penguin. Your donation helps cover the cost of fish, medication, water and other essentials your bird needs to grow strong enough for release back into the wild.
Please note that you are not permitted to visit your penguins during rehabilitation, nor will you be able to track their movements after release but if you reconnect with us in a year we can find out if ‘your’ penguin has crossed any of our transponder readers in the colonies. You will play a vital role in saving the African penguin … and give your adopted bird the chance to live a natural life in the wild, where the bird belongs. Adoptions are valid for one year from the date of issue and adopters are welcome to get in touch to donate and adopt a new bird.

*Multiple adoptions of individual birds enable us to cover the costs of caring for all the penguins at SANCCOB; your contribution will form part of a collective pool of funds to provide food and veterinary treatment for all.

AP012

Age: Adult

Date admitted:
10 January 2019

Reason for admission:
Laceration on Right Leg

Area found:
Robben Island

AP045

Age: Juvenile

Date admitted:
21 February 2019

Reason for admission:
Back Injury

Area found:
Simon's Town

AP059

Age: Chick

Date admitted:
07 March 2019

Reason for admission:
Abandonment

Area found:
Stony Point

AP060

Age: Egg

Date admitted:
08 March 2019

Reason for admission:
Egg Hatched in CRU

Area found:
Simon's Town

AP061

Age: Chick

Date admitted:
08 March 2019

Reason for admission:
Unsafe Nesting

Area found:
Simon's Town

AP066

Age: Egg

Date admitted:
11 March 2019

Reason for admission:
Egg Hatched in CRU

Area found:
Simon's Town

AP067

Age: Egg

Date admitted:
11 March 2019

Reason for admission:
Egg Hatched in CRU

Area found:
Simon's Town

AP078

Age: Juvenile

Date admitted:
22 March 2019

Reason for admission:
Arrested Moult

Area found:
Simon's Town

AP085

Age: Chick

Date admitted:
29 March 2019

Reason for admission:
Abandonment

Area found:
Robben Island

AP097

Age: Juvenile

Date admitted:
11 Aril 2019

Reason for admission:
Head Injury

Area found:
Fish Hoek

AP100

Age: Chick

Date admitted:
12 April 2019

Reason for admission:
Abandonment

Area found:
Stony Point

AP105

Age: Chick

Date admitted:
17 April 2019

Reason for admission:
Emaciated

Area found:
Robben Island

AP114

Age: Juvenile

Date admitted:
25 April 2019

Reason for admission:
Moulting

Area found:
St Helena Bay

AP121

Age: Chick

Date admitted:
30 April 2019

Reason for admission:
Eye Injury

Area found:
Robben Island

AP126

Age: Chick

Date admitted:
06 May 2019

Reason for admission:
Unsafe Nesting

Area found:
Simon's Town

AP131

Age: Chick

Date admitted:
10 May 2019

Reason for admission:
Unsafe Nesting

Area found:
Simon's Town