I have never lifted a press release and copied it directly onto my blog before, but my friend Margaret wrote it, and I don’t want to change a word. It’s a really great little story and they need all the help (and cash) they can get.

21 April 2009

SANCCOB has made history by successfully staging a mammoth operation to move 129 oiled African penguins from Luderitz in Namibia to their centre in Cape Town. 

On Tuesday afternoon, 21 April, SANCCOB admitted 129 dusty and tired African penguins to our centre in Cape Town after they had endured a gruelling 20 hour road trip that spanned 1 300 kilometers.

On hand to welcome the weary band of travellers were SANCCOB veterinarian, Dr. Tertius Gous, and an experienced  team of staff members and volunteers, who immediately began the intensive rehabilitation process.

This sort of rescue doesn’t come cheap and SANCCOB is asking all lovers of the African penguin (listed ‘vulnerable’ to extinction in the red data list) to dig deep into their pockets to help us to pay for the rehabilitation of these 129 plucky penguins.

The cost of the rescue is estimated to cost in the region of R100 000.

To contribute towards the cost of this rescue:

Go to www.sanccob.co.za click on the ADOPT A PENGUIN BUTTON to adopt a penguin for R500 

Go to www.sanccob.co.za menu and click on the DONATE BUTTON to donate

Or contact Margaret Roestorf, SANCCOB Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator Tel: +27 21 557 6155; Mobile: +27 82 495 6339; email: marketing@sanccob.co.za

Please remember that EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS.  We will regularly update the story on our website www.sanccob.co.za as it unfolds, so that you can track the rehabilitation of these charismatic creatures back into the wild.

Safe at SANCCOB We're hungry!!!