18 November 2015
Since 20 October, more than 200 abandoned African penguin chicks have been admitted to SANCCOB, the non-profit seabird centre. The organisation has dubbed October through to January 'chick season’, when hundreds of small fluffy African penguin chicks that have been abandoned by their parents in the colonies are admitted to SANCCOB’s centres in Cape Town (Western Cape) and Cape St. Francis (Eastern Cape). Once admitted, they receive the best care in the world before being released back into the wild; healthy, well-fed and ready to face life in the ocean as wild penguins.
10 November 2015
On 26 October 2015, SANCCOB hosted its 13th annual Benefit Auction and Gala event at the Commodore Hotel (V&A Waterfront) together with SANParks and ARG Design. Local comedian, Nik Rabinowitz, provided much entertainment and laughter throughout the evening as the master of ceremonies and getting bidders to raise much-needed funds for SANCCOB’s seabird conservation work. Some of the items up for bid include a private charter experience, prized art, sports memorabilia and high-end electronics. All proceeds raised from the auction will be going directly to SANCCOB and its joint African penguin partner projects with SANParks.