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Penguins Reddy, Eddy, and Slow waddled off to freedom this weekend; they were joined by delighted tourists who got to see the release.


Plettenberg Bay, South Africa (20 December 2021) – Every year around this time, Natures Valley Trust releases penguins back into the wild after rehabilitating them. Three penguins were released over the weekend.

The penguins are taken in and rehabilitated by the Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. The centre is one of the largest active wildlife rehabilitation centres in the Western Cape and attends to various 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 always invites the public to join them in the celebration of the penguin freedom walk.

The recent release took place on Lookout Beach. Hundreds of tourists and locals lined the beach to watch the three penguins waddle to freedom.

Reddy, Eddy, and Slow were the talk of the town over the weekend. They passed all their final health checks and will hopefully make their way to a local colony. Their lives are already looking so much brighter.

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