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The Penguin Lady

Social Media is such an incredible connection gift…that never stops giving! I’ve just come across an amazing person, Dyan deNapoli, on Twitter. According to her Facebook Fan Page (The Penguin Lady), she “presents compelling educational programs about penguin behavior, biology … Continue reading

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African Penguin Day

Here’s an important reminder of a previous post: if you’re lucky enough to be in Cape Town THIS WEEKEND (25 – 27 September 2009), take a trip to Simon’s Town for the Penguin Festival.

For the first time ever, penguin-lovers will celebrate the 26th September as African Penguin Day!! This is an initiative of SANCCOB international, aimed at raising awareness of this “much loved and ‘vulnerable to extinction’ species”. The opening highlight of the festival will be a beach release of some African Penguins that have been rehabilitated by SANCCOB, which will take place at 10am on the 26th – be sure not to miss it!

The beautiful Boulders Beach Lodge website: www.bouldersbeachlodge.com has more information about this special event. As they explain: “ALL proceeds raised over the weekend go to support SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds)”, so please take a look. Here’s a pic of one of the Boulders Beach residents, in case you haven’t met them yet:

On this note, sincere gratitude and congratulations to everyone involved in the salvage operation of the Se Li bulk carrier, which ran aground at Table View beach earlier this month. As reported on News24 on Sunday, “the threat of “significant” (oil) spillage…has passed”, despite difficult weather conditions. In case you missed the Carte Blanche article on this, which clearly outlines the extent of the threat, here’s a link to it: Shipwreck.
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SMS…SOS

If you’re in South Africa, here’s a good deed for the day: SMS ‘SAVE’ to 39991 – it costs R10, which will feed a penguin for a day…even better, tell a friend, or many 🙂

Also, if you’re lucky enough to be in Cape Town on 26th September, take a trip to Simon’s Town for the Penguin Festival. More info at the beautiful Boulders Beach Lodge website: www.bouldersbeachlodge.com.

Here’s a pic of someone who’s friend you might help 🙂


AFRICAN PENGUIN – Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa Continue reading

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