Wednesday, December 22, 2010

SAMREC Penguin Release

A couple of weeks ago I was very fortunate to be at a SAMREC penguin release at Hobie Beach here in Port Elizabeth.  The South African Rehabilitation and Education Centre (SAMREC) is based at Cape Recife and their main aim is to save and rehabilitate the endangered African Penguins which are found on the islands in Algoa Bay.  Once the penguins have been rehabilitated they are released back into the bay to return to what is said to be the biggest breeding colony of African Penguins in the world.  Read more on the release here.

6 comments:

  1. Is he going to follow the pack..... or not?

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  2. Ah noooit man. Thats cute. Nice pic though Firefly.

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  3. Very lucky indeed. Great scene.

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  4. Wait for me boys... Oh my the ocean! You were lucky. These African penguins are news to me I thought penguins lived in much cooler places.

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  5. there's something wonderfully encouraging about seeing our penguins being given a second chance!

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