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September 16, 2010

African penguin Conservation: SANCCOB

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SANCCOB is the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds. They work in South Africa with several species of seabirds, especially the Endangered African penguin. There are many aspects of their organization including: cleaning oiled seabirds, rescue of  seabirds, oil spill contingency plans, fencing for Dyer island, toxicology surveys, outreach education, teacher training workshops and a Robben Island Clean-Up project.  To find out more about this important organization follow the link.-Pamela Schaller SANCCOB Website


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8 Comments »

  1. Can Pierre still swim? Does he ever go in the water?

    Comment by Kelly — September 28, 2010 @ 10:28 am

  2. Yes, in fact Pierre just recently replaced his feathers again. He is often seen swimming in the early mornings.

    Comment by Penguins — September 30, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

  3. i love this penguin!!! it is so cute!!
    I wish i could see this place

    Comment by madi — October 9, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

  4. hi i was wondering if they ever swim it seems like all they do is sit htere when are they most active

    Comment by jessica — October 12, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

  5. Absolutely. The penguins will swim as much as four to six hours depending on the bird. The best times to look for swimming activity is early morning, and around feed times.

    Comment by Penguins — October 13, 2010 @ 11:07 am

  6. He’s sooooo cute!!!

    Comment by Kayla — October 28, 2010 @ 11:49 am

  7. He’s sooooo cute!!! I wish I could hold him!!!!!

    Comment by Lydia — October 28, 2010 @ 11:52 am

  8. It’s sooooo cute!!!! We wish we could hold him!!!!!

    Comment by Kay and Lyd — October 28, 2010 @ 11:55 am

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