Tag Archives: African Penguins

Adopt two penguins for Valentine’s Day

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) has a Valentine’s Day gift that is sure to win your lovebird’s affections this year. For the month of February, you can adopt and name a pair of endangered … Continue reading

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Show some penguin love this Valentine’s Month with a 2-for-1 adoption special.

Penguins mate for life and are a universal symbol of true and lasting love. But even penguins could use a little extra love. In South Africa, less than 2% of the endangered African penguin population remains in the wild. This … Continue reading

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Penguins safe at SANCCOB after Rietvlei fire

SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) had to evacuate approximately 300 penguins and other seabirds from their seabird centre after fires flared up at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve on Thursday evening, 5 November. Firefighters from … Continue reading

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Celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day on 17 October

17 October 2015 (Saturday) is African Penguin Awareness Day, dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin – the only penguin endemic to the African continent. Join the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of … Continue reading

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Not everybody loves penguins

Itinerant wordsmith, Jennifer Stern, (Jen, Jennifer but never Jenny), re-sent us this blog article from her archives.  Jen is  a long time friend of penguins, and personally owns a fluffy penguin called Pudding, who regular needs washing from his adventures.  … Continue reading

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African Penguin Awareness Day & SANCCOB benefit auction

17 October is African Penguin Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness worldwide about the plight of the endangered African penguin – the only penguin endemic to the African continent. In celebration of these charismatic birds, the 12th annual … Continue reading

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First group of rehabilitated penguins to be released after mystery oil spill

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) is releasing the first group of African penguins admitted to its centre in Cape St. Francis following a recent mystery oil spill in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth). Thirty oiled … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation of oiled penguins continues at SANCCOB Eastern Cape

SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) continues to wash and rehabilitate 30 endangered African penguins and four penguin chicks after a mystery oil spill in Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape). The birds were admitted … Continue reading

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ST George & Dragon Festival: Simons Town: 17 & 18 April

Great news!!   Following the success of last year, the St George and the Dragon Festival will be held on 17 and 18 April 2015 in the village of Simon’s Town.   The festival kicks off with a Medieval Feast in … Continue reading

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SANCCOB celebrates African penguins and 20 years of democracy in true style

To kick off a month of ocean-related activities, SANCCOB (The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) has launched a series of stylish posters to celebrate African penguins and to pay tribute to 20 years of democracy in … Continue reading

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