April 29 2009 at 09:27AM
By Jenny Gross
Neatly queued as if in a school assembly, seven bleary-eyed penguins look up at the veterinarian as he speaks.
While most of the 129 penguins rescued from the Namibian oil spill are on the fast road to recovery in a Cape Town rehabilitation centre, seven are weak and require additional medication before they can be released, says Tertius Gous, the veterinarian for the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (Sanccob).
Namibia's Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has collected 154 oiled African penguins off islands spanning about 150km of coastline since the oil spill on April 8.
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