Thursday, 20 August 2009

The work of saving and rehabilitating African Penguins and other marine birds is organized by SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds).
SANCCOB aims to conserve and protect South Africa´s sea birds, especially threatened species (such as the African Penguin and the Cape Gannet). It relies on volunteers for the hard work needed to save and care for approximately 2000 sea birds that are rescued each year. This project has tugged at our heart-strings because the African (Jackass) Penguin is so similar to our resident Humboldt Penguins – both in terms of appearance, their braying call and because both species are endangered with numbers dwindling rapidly in the wild.

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