30 June 2015
On Sunday, 28 June, SANCCOB released a second group of African penguins rehabilitated at its centre in Cape St. Francis after a recent mystery oil spill hit the two Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth) colonies. One of the lucky penguins was first banded in 1997 on Bird Island for research purposes, making him a full 19 years old.
25 June 2015
On Saturday, 20 June, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) released the first group of seven African penguins admitted to its centre in Cape St. Francis following a recent mystery oil spill.
Since late May, the non-profit seabird centre has admitted 30 oiled African penguins and four orphaned African penguin chicks from Bird and St. Croix islands after being rescued by rangers from the Marine Section of the Addo Elephant National Park (SANParks).