Thursday, December 24, 2015

Holiday makers flock to save penguins

Thursday 24 December 2015

The second annual Penguin Festival is currently underway at Cape St Francis.(SABC)

Holiday makers at Cape St Francis in the Eastern Cape have been urged to help save the endangered African penguin species and other vulnerable sea birds.

This came out at the second annual Penguin Festival which is currently underway at Cape St Francis.

The festival is part of the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, to create awareness about the plight of African penguins.

Cape St Francis Bay is a renowned holiday destination. Holiday makers have gathered at the Penguin Rehabilitation centre with the same common vision to save African penguins which are fondly known as “Rhinos of the ocean ".

More than 1000 visitors flocked to witness penguins being released to the sea.


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