Natures Valley Trust celebrate their 10th release of penguins, marking 80 released penguins since 2017, this is the mini-documentary of the release.
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa – Every year around this time, Natures Valley Trust release penguins back into the wild after rehabilitating them. The Good Things Guy team also write a story about the release every year and many readers have expressed their wishes to be present at the release, so this year we have put together all the information about it. The release took place over the weekend which you can see down below.
The penguins are taken in and rehabilitated by the Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. The centre is of the largest active wildlife rehabilitation centres in the Western Cape and attends to a diverse variety of animals accepting both terrestrial and marine species.
Every year, the rehabilitation centre cares for 230 to 300 different birds. Their facility is open to the public and works to create awareness around saving birdlife as well as small mammals.
The penguin releases have become a popular event as they inspire hope. Many people visit the beach to watch as the little African Penguins make their way back into their natural environment. The Natures Valley Trust has invited the public to join them in a celebration of yet another penguin freedom walk.
“On Saturday we celebrated the 10th penguin release in Plettenberg Bay as 14 penguins waddled back into the wild. This brings the total number of birds released to 80 since 2017! As the African penguin is an endangered species, every bird truly does count, and we are excited to celebrate with you. Here is a mini-documentary about the day and the work we do alongside Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre.
Huge thank you for your continuous support and for everyone who came along. Special thanks to Robberg Fine Foods, CapeNature, Birdlife Plettenberg Bay, BirdLife South Africa, Plettenberg Bay Tourism.”
Watch their mini-documentary below.