The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) will host its 15th annual Penguin Festival in Simon’s Town on Saturday, 7 October, in collaboration with SANParks (Table Mountain National Park) to celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day. (See poster here)
This special day is dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin, the only penguin endemic to the African continent. The event is jam-packed to appeal to everyone from kids and foodies to birders and conservationists. The event will kick-off at 10h00 on Seaforth Beach with a release of African penguins – rehabilitated at SANCCOB and ready to return to the wild. Witnessing the release of penguins back to the wild is heart-warming and an exclusive opportunity for festival guests. What’s even more rewarding is to know that support at the festival will contribute to SANCCOB’s continued work to rehabilitate and release seabirds.