Ed and I have been having so much fun, we've seen so much and met such amazing people and animals! SANCCOB (The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) was our second stop. This is a seabird rehabilitation centre where they look after injured and sick seabirds.
|Me and Ed at SANCCOB.|
|We got to watch the volunteers feeding the sickly penguins. This is where we met Paddy the paper penguin who is also visiting from the UK.|
|Ed, Paddy and I got up close with a gull that was brought in by a family that had hand-raised him and now couldn't look after him anymore. Please Sea Fans, don't try and keep wild animals as pets.|
|We met Baby, the resident cormorant.|
|Another volunteer, Jenny, allowed us to get up close during the feeding of "Home Pen" which is where the birds that can't be released back into the wild are kept for educating the public. Here, Jenny is feeding Baby.|
|Chaos! Penguins can be greedy! : )|
|Margaret (Marketing Lady at SANCCOB), Paddy, Ed, Me and Heidi.|
SANCCOB was established (started) in 1968 and they've treated over 85 000 birds since then! Many of those birds were during the Treasure Oil Spill in 2000. If you want to find out more about SANCCOB, go to their website at www.sanccob.co.za.
Have a great week Sea Fans.