This web site offers you the opportunity to not only learn more about our rescue and rehabilitation activities but to keep track of the rehab residents. On the Penguin Diaries page you will see the current residents of the Rehabilitation Facility - each bird will have a small album to record it's anticts, from rescue to release. The Penguin Diaries and Gallery will give you a visual overview of those stories that makes our work special. The rehabilitation facility is managed by Penguins-Eastern Cape and situated in Cape St. Francis, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Penguins-Eastern Cape deals with:
- Oiled African Penguins
- Sick and dehydrated African penguins
- Injured African Penguins
- Sick & Injured Marine Birds
- Visitors from far-away places in need of rest and recovery
At Penguins-Eastern Cape
we are dedicated to mitigating the human impact on marine birds and mammals through emergency response & rescue, rehabilitation
, research and education.
As a marine bird rehabilitation
centre we provide treatment and temporary care to injured, diseased, displaced or oiled indigenous marine birds.
Our aim is the return of these animals to the wild in order to help maintain population figures. In order to achieve this aim we provide:
- Emergency Response & Rescue
- Medical treatment
- Captive Management
The mandate of Penguins-Eastern Cape
- To provide and maintain the best medical and captive care within our resources, for the rehabilitation of affected marine birds to ensure their release back into the wild. Priority is given to species under threat of extinction like the African Penguin.
- To continually promote and educate the public about the issues affecting our marine environment
- To conduct research that may be able to provide guidelines for future rehabilitation efforts or that will indicate trends that may threaten the well-being of a species