Penguin Rescue Line: 072 598 7117

AFRICAN PENGUIN & SEABIRD SANCTUARY

Opened in 2015, the APSS is as a custom-designed marine bird rehabilitation center.

We provide temporary care to diseased, displaced, injured, oiled and abandoned marine birds with special focus on the endangered African penguin. Marine bird rescue, rehabilitation and releases part of the conservation management plan to stabilize and maintain population numbers.

Rehabilitation is a re-active but important intervention. Every single penguin saved through rehabilitation contributes to the conservation effort, to prevent the extinction of the African penguin. 

THE APSS PROVIDES:

PENGUIN CHICK REHABILITATION

Annually we have to remove African penguin chicks from Dyer Island, to treat and rehabilitate  at the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary – APSS, while their parents on the island finish moulting.

African penguins go through a season where they moult, replacing their feathers for new ones. During this process the penguins are not “water proof,” preventing them from swimming and caring for their young. If we did not intervene the chicks will starve and the population will continue to decline.

The number of chicks that will now be in our care will require more time, resources and especially fish. We need YOUR help!

We need YOUR help to feed these little penguins, by donating to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary.

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