24 March 2015
A large number of Swift tern chicks are undergoing rehabilitation at SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) after leaping from a high-rise building in the V&A Waterfront. The recent rise in temperatures in Cape Town caused most of the adult birds to temporarily leave the nests in order to escape the heat. Unfortunately, many of the the chicks followed suit without being able to properly fly yet and plummeted to the bottom of the building.
19 February 2015
Every year, African penguins moult their feathers - a process during which both adult and juvenile birds lose their outer waterproof layer and stop feeding while they shed one set of feathers to be replaced by a brand new set.