Adopt a rare African penguin for Christmas

Ms Lisa Ross, an intern at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coast Birds (Sanccob), moving one of 247 endangered African penguin chicks after feeding. The penguins were brought to Sanccob at the start of "chick season" last mont
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Ms Lisa Ross, an intern at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coast Birds (Sanccob), moving one of 247 endangered African penguin chicks after feeding. The penguins were brought to Sanccob at the start of "chick season" last month. Sanccob is requesting members of the public to help with the chicks' rehabilitation through donations or by adopting a "Christmas chick". The penguins will undergo a rehabilitation programme before being released back into the ocean. The African penguin is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, with a steady decline in their numbers over the past decade.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2015, with the headline 'Adopt a rare African penguin for Christmas'. Print Edition | Subscribe