Waddle for African Penguin Awareness Day

2017-10-04 06:03

THE Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) in Port Elizabeth will celebrate African Penguin Awareness Day on Saturday with a 3km awareness waddle from their premises to Something Good.

The special day is dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin, the only penguin endemic to the African continent.

All funds raised at the Awareness Waddle will contribute to SANCCOB’s continued work to rescue, rehabilitate and release seabirds back into the wild.

To make for a family fun day, SANCCOB invites participants to dress up and make posters in support of their handsomely suited friends. Prizes will be up for grabs in these two categories, as well as other spot prizes on the day.

There will also be a SANCCOB souvenir stall, face painting, penguin-inspired yoga classes and fun edutainment activities to keep everyone entertained.

The day will kick off with the feeding of SANCCOB’s homepen residents at 10am, followed by an educational talk on The Plight of the African Penguin. The awareness waddle will start at 11am.

General admission is R30 for adults, R20 for children under the age of 12, and free for pensioners and children under five.

For more information contact SA – REPORTER

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