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SANCCOB is a non-profit organisation whose primary objective is to reverse the decline of seabird populations through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds – especially endangered seabirds like the African penguin.

Top 3 projects

Project 1:
Adopt’ and name an endangered, wild African penguin – or
choose one of our home pen birds which
live permanently at SANCCOB because they cannot survive in the wild …

Project 2:
Local volunteers play an important role and are needed 365 days a year to perform daily tasks around the centre. Volunteers must be 18 years or older

Project 3:
Urgently needed items are just as important as monetary donations to SANCCOB's daily work.

List of Needs:

PPE- Glasses, arm guards,Oilskins
New gates for all enclosures, Nomad Matting, Signage, Cleaning Materials

A success story

SANPARKS brought him into the centre on the 25th of July 2017, off the biggest African Penguin colony island in the world, St Croix Island- situated off the coast of South Africa

He was classified as a P2- only a month and a half old , weighing only 950g. He was abandoned by his parents, as they could not find any fish to feed him.

He was brought to our centre where he received an admissions tag ( AP 071 ) and a medical file was opened for him. He was moved to our ICU area where he was placed in the care of our rehabber. A special feeding regime was tailored to his needs. It was noticed that little AP 071 could not stand at all and even layed down whilst he was being fed. With the help of the local vet- we discovered that he had a bad spell of Babesia - Babesia is a malaria-like parasite, also called a “piroplasm,” that infects red blood cells, and his survival rate was very low. Our team at SANCCOB is proud to say that Little Richard has been moved into our rehab swim training program, he has lost all of his baby feather down, and will be released within the next two weeks, with the help of SANPARKS- back into the colony island, off Port Elizabeth. He was given the name Little Richard by the kind folk whom adopted him.

Street Address: Cape Recife Nature Reserve

Suburb: Cape Recife Nature Reserve

Town: Port Elizabeth

Province: Eastern Cape

Contact person: Stacey Webb or Kerry Bell-Cross

Contact Number: 041 583 1830

Contact Cell: 0721850890 or 063 294 4980

Bank: First National Bank

Account Name: 59 23 713 5859

Branch Code: 203 809

Account Type: Current Account

Reference: Algoa Cares