African Penguin Consciousness Day is on Saturday, October 10. To rejoice our lovely feathered buddies, SANCCOB will share a video of the discharge of a few of their rescue penguins into the wild at 10am.
‘As a result of we can’t host our annual occasion, we’ll convey the magical second of releasing African penguins to you proper right here on our information feed at 10am on Saturday,’ SANCCOB mentioned on Fb.
‘We’ll share a brief movie of that unbelievable second when the birds waddle into the ocean, some for the very first time as a result of they have been hatched from rescued eggs and hand-reared at our centre.’
In accordance with SANBI: ‘The African penguin has skilled fast inhabitants declines over the previous century because of overexploitation for meals, habitat modification of nesting websites, oil spillages, and competitors for meals sources with business fishing.’
Consequently, this species is assessed as Endangered by the IUCN Crimson Record and it’s listed below Appendix II of the CITES (Conference on Worldwide Commerce of Endangered Species). In South Africa, it’s additional listed as a protected species below the Nationwide Setting Administration: Biodiversity Act (No. 10 of 2004).
To play a job within the conservation of African penguins, #AdoptAPenguin and title it for your self or as a present. ‘There are heaps to select from, rescued from Boulders, Stony Level or Chook Island,’ SANCCOB says. ‘These donations helps us purchase fish and meds and supply the specialised vet care to get them again to the wild. Each Rand helps!’
To undertake or donate go to www.sanccob.co.za.