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The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) is a world leader in seabird rehabilitation. Since it was founded in 1968, it has treated more than 94,000 oiled, ill, injured or abandoned African penguins and other threatened seabirds, an operation that has depended upon a wealth of willing hands and hearts.

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Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) about to be released at sea near Robben Island in Table Bay, after rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCC... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) about to be released at sea near Robben Island in Table Bay, after rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCC...
Black footed penguins (Spheniscus demersus) in box ready to be released in sea near Robben Island in Table Bay after rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguins (Spheniscus demersus) in box ready to be released in sea near Robben Island in Table Bay after rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds...
Black footed penguins (Spheniscus demersus) in a pen, part of rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), Cape Town, South Africa 2011 - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguins (Spheniscus demersus) in a pen, part of rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), Cape Town, South Africa 2011
Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus) juvenile, with head in rehabilitator's hand, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), Cape Town, South Africa - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus) juvenile, with head in rehabilitator's hand, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), Cape Town, South Africa
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chick after feeding, during rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town, South Africa. December 2010 - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chick after feeding, during rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town, South Africa. December 2010
Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) penguins at this juvenile stage known as 'blue' before adult plumage grows, rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Bir... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) penguins at this juvenile stage known as 'blue' before adult plumage grows, rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Bir...
Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) being treated with a dust that kills insects, part of rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) being treated with a dust that kills insects, part of rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town...
Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) being hand fed rehydration liquid at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town, South Africa 2011 - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) being hand fed rehydration liquid at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town, South Africa 2011
Black footed penguins (Spheniscus demersus) tagged and in rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town, South Africa - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguins (Spheniscus demersus) tagged and in rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town, South Africa
Black footed penguins (Spheniscus demersus) being encouraged to move from pen to swimming pool, part of rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Ca... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguins (Spheniscus demersus) being encouraged to move from pen to swimming pool, part of rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Ca...
Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) being hand fed as part of eehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town, South Africa - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) being hand fed as part of eehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town, South Africa
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) in rehabilitation, swimming in pool, at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), Cape Town, South Africa. December 2011 - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) in rehabilitation, swimming in pool, at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), Cape Town, South Africa. December 2011
African penguin chick (Spheniscus demersus) being fed liquid from tube, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa capt... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin chick (Spheniscus demersus) being fed liquid from tube, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa capt...
Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) syringes filled with rehydration liquid given to penguins in rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Ca... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) syringes filled with rehydration liquid given to penguins in rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Ca...
Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) having a wash to remove oil from feathers, during hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Cape... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) having a wash to remove oil from feathers, during hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Cape...
African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) sprayed with water after feeding, whilst in rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town, South Africa... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) sprayed with water after feeding, whilst in rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Cape Town, South Africa...
Southern Rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) tame bird 'Rocky' used for educational purposes, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), Cape Town, South Africa.... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Southern Rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) tame bird 'Rocky' used for educational purposes, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), Cape Town, South Africa....
SANCCOB Conservation and seabird education, Cape Town, South Africa. Weston Barwise uses 'Rocky' a Southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), to help him teach children about seabirds and mari... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / SANCCOB Conservation and seabird education, Cape Town, South Africa. Weston Barwise uses 'Rocky' a Southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), to help him teach children about seabirds and mari...
Southern rockhopper penguin, (Eudyptes chrysocome). Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa. 'Rocky' is tame (captive) and is... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Southern rockhopper penguin, (Eudyptes chrysocome). Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa. 'Rocky' is tame (captive) and is...
SANCCOB Hands Across the Sand event to raise awareness for seabird and marine conservation, with volunteer holding 'Rocky' the southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) Table Bay, near Cape To... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / SANCCOB Hands Across the Sand event to raise awareness for seabird and marine conservation, with volunteer holding 'Rocky' the southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) Table Bay, near Cape To...
SANCCOB Hands Across the Sand event, in strong wind, to raise awareness for seabird and marine conservation, with 'Rocky' the Southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) on the beach. Table Bay,... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / SANCCOB Hands Across the Sand event, in strong wind, to raise awareness for seabird and marine conservation, with 'Rocky' the Southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) on the beach. Table Bay,...
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chick in poor condition being rescued from the colony and sent for hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coas... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chick in poor condition being rescued from the colony and sent for hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coas...
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chicks in poor condition rescued from the colony and sent for hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal B... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chicks in poor condition rescued from the colony and sent for hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal B...
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chicks in poor condition rescued from the colony and sent for hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal B... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chicks in poor condition rescued from the colony and sent for hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal B...
Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) warden of the Stony Point Black footed penguin colony feeds a rehydration liquid to a chick. The chick is in poor condition, was most likely abandoned by its... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) warden of the Stony Point Black footed penguin colony feeds a rehydration liquid to a chick. The chick is in poor condition, was most likely abandoned by its...
Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chicks in poor condition are rescued from the colony and sent for hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chicks in poor condition are rescued from the colony and sent for hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of...
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) being fed, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa captive, May 2012 - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) being fed, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa captive, May 2012
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chick being weighed, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa captive May 2012. - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chick being weighed, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa captive May 2012.
African penguin chick (Spheniscus demersus) being weighed, part of the Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa. May 2012. - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin chick (Spheniscus demersus) being weighed, part of the Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa. May 2012.
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chicks in brooder box with infra red heat lamp and penguin soft toy, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chicks in brooder box with infra red heat lamp and penguin soft toy, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal...
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chick being weighed in towel, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa captive,... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chick being weighed in towel, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa captive,...
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chicks under heat lamg at chick rearing unit, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) chicks under heat lamg at chick rearing unit, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South...
Hartlaub's Gull (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii) chick being cared for by Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), Cape Town, South Africa - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Hartlaub's Gull (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii) chick being cared for by Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), Cape Town, South Africa
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) egg being weighed, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa May 2012 - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) egg being weighed, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa May 2012
Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demsersus) chick hatching inside a small incubator at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) which collects abandoned eggs fro... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demsersus) chick hatching inside a small incubator at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) which collects abandoned eggs fro...
African Penguin (Spheniscus demsersus) chick hatching inside a small incubator at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). SANCCOB has a dedicated hatchery and... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African Penguin (Spheniscus demsersus) chick hatching inside a small incubator at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). SANCCOB has a dedicated hatchery and...
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) eggs in incubator, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa. - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) eggs in incubator, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa.
Scientist 'candling' African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) egg to check on development of the embryo, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Bird... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Scientist 'candling' African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) egg to check on development of the embryo, part of Chick Bolstering Project, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Bird...
African Penguin (Spheniscus demsersus) chick has just hatched from inside a small incubator at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). SANCCOB has a dedicated... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African Penguin (Spheniscus demsersus) chick has just hatched from inside a small incubator at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). SANCCOB has a dedicated...
African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) in rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) with mother and child looking in. Cape Town South Africa. Novemb... - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) in rehabilitation at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) with mother and child looking in. Cape Town South Africa. Novemb...
Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) this penguin has a deformed back and cannot walk without assistance. Staff exercise 'Twinkles' with a harness and lead in rehabilitation at Southern African... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) this penguin has a deformed back and cannot walk without assistance. Staff exercise 'Twinkles' with a harness and lead in rehabilitation at Southern African...
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) with purple bandage round its injured beak feeding on fish, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa May 2012 - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) with purple bandage round its injured beak feeding on fish, Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), South Africa May 2012
Cape Gannets (Morus capensis) covered in oil in rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Cape Town, South Africa, July 2009. - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape Gannets (Morus capensis) covered in oil in rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB). Cape Town, South Africa, July 2009.
Cape gannets (Morus capensis) large colony on Bird Island, Lambert's Bay, South Africa. Yves Chesselet (Cape Nature) captures Cape gannet juveniles from the colony on Bird Island. The birds were aband... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape gannets (Morus capensis) large colony on Bird Island, Lambert's Bay, South Africa. Yves Chesselet (Cape Nature) captures Cape gannet juveniles from the colony on Bird Island. The birds were aband...
Cape gannet (Morus capensis) flying low over colony, Bird Island Nature Reserve, Lambert's Bay, West Coast, South Africa. - Cheryl-Samantha  Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape gannet (Morus capensis) flying low over colony, Bird Island Nature Reserve, Lambert's Bay, West Coast, South Africa.
Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) colony in sea surf at Stony Point, Betty's Bay, South Africa - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Black footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) colony in sea surf at Stony Point, Betty's Bay, South Africa
Yves Chesselet (Cape Nature) captures Cape gannet juvenile (Morus capensis) from the colony on Bird Island, Lambert's Bay, South Africa, 2012. The birds were abandoned by their parents. After capture... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Yves Chesselet (Cape Nature) captures Cape gannet juvenile (Morus capensis) from the colony on Bird Island, Lambert's Bay, South Africa, 2012. The birds were abandoned by their parents. After capture...
Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) juvenile being transported by boat in a cardbord box. To be released after hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coast... - Cheryl-Samantha Owen
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Cheryl-Samantha Owen / Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) juvenile being transported by boat in a cardbord box. To be released after hand rearing and rehabilitation at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coast...
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