APSS's First Penguin Release

APSS's First Penguin Release

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary

The penguins were admitted to APSS very underweight and somewhat dehydrated. After 3 weeks of rehabilitation they were ready to be released, each having reached optimal weight of 3+ kilograms and ready for the big ocean again.

We launched from he Kleinbaai harbour with the whale watching vessel, the 'Whale Whisperer", belonging to Dyer Island Cruises. It was a short boat ride to Dyer Island where the penguins were released and we watched as they swam off to join the rest of the African Penguin colony on the island.

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APSS's First Penguin Release

Anwynn Louw

APSS has been set up to assist the endangered African penguin colonies of Dyer Island, an Important Bird Area, where the species has declined dramatically over 30 years, almost 90%. The other nearby colony is Stony Point at Betty’s Bay. This facility will have a fully equipped lab and a vet on sta...

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