Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hundreds of orphaned penguins rescued by SANCCOB

By Tina George
31 October 2007

The South African Foundation for the Conversation of Coastal Birds has admitted 96 orphaned African chicks which arrived from Dyer Island on Sunday and is expecting an additional 300 tomorrow.

“We expect that there may be a few hundred more chicks possibly in the region of 300 and they should arrive in the SANCCOB facility in Table view most probably tomorrow or possibly Friday," says Alan Jardine, Chief Executive Officer at SANCCOB.

“This is an annual event and we affectionately speak of them as our Christmas chicks because of the time of the year that they arrive. Their parents have gone into an early moult and cannot go into water to collect food for these babies,” says Jardine

SANCCOB is appealing to the community to help save the chicks by making donations to SANCCOB’s “Rescue Campaign”. Visit www.sanccob.co.za for details.

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