Penguin Waddle 
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A not-so-little community waddle has gone a long way, with nearly 2000 participants joining forces to make SANCCOB’s 5km Penguin Waddle a success.


Global (01 October 2023) — How do you make a difference for penguins? Sometimes, all it takes is a willingness to waddle in the right direction. And, that’s exactly what almost 2000 people all over the world did for SANCCOB’s Penguin Waddle event last Sunday.

According to SANCCOB, with more than R18,000 raised, there were close to 2,000 individual participants locally and abroad. The in-person group that joined in Blouberg braved the chilly morning while others shared their photos from afar.

In even more good news for the penguin cause, there were twice the amount of entries than in 2022, and the organisation couldn’t be more thrilled by the support and funds raised.

The support came at just the right time considering the 24 young African penguin chicks rescued from Stony Point following the heavy rainstorms last week, as well as the 200-plus seabirds undergoing rehabilitation who will benefit greatly from the funds their two-legged, extended families facilitated.

On another penguin news note to get excited about, African Penguin Awareness Day is hot on our tails, and SANCCOB is hosting another event for the seabirds of South Africa.

On 14 October, all SANCCOB departments, along with conservation partners, will present special exhibits to showcase and talk about all things conservation, with centre tours on the cards for little more than the price of coffee.

Tours will take place every half hour from 9 am to 2 pm and bookings can be made with or contact 021 557 6155.

Sources: SANCCOB 
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