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Release of Rescued African Penguins in South Africa 

And They're Off!
Georgia Aquarium Releases Rehabilitated African Penguins in South Africa

December 8, 2016

Today is a great day! Earlier this morning, in coordination with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), we helped release 23 rescued and rehabilitated African penguin chicks at Stony Point in Cape Town, South Africa. Over the years, more and more penguin chicks have been stranding, averaging between 600 and 900 birds a year. These penguin chicks need help due to a lot of factors, such as oil spills, food shortage, and degrading habitats. Check out the photos from the release below, and visit our Facebook page to watch the Facebook Live video of the release here

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Saving Penguins with SANCCOB

Saving African Penguins with SANCCOB

December 2, 2016

Written by Anslee Schroeder, Digital Engagement

Here in the United States, the months from October to January are typically full of holiday festivities and become quite the “busy season” for most. However, eight thousands of miles away in Cape Town, South Africa at the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sea birds, primarily the native African penguin – they are experiencing their “busy season” too; only it’s not as fun nor as festive as ours. 

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Thanksgiving Nutrition at Georgia Aquarium

Thanksgiving Feast at Georgia Aquarium

November 24, 2016

Written by Imogen Farris, Public Relations Coordinator 

Thanksgiving is here, and it’s time to eat too much turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. But what about the animals here at the Aquarium? The commissary is where all meals are prepared by team members. Restaurant quality seafood is used, and each animal at the Aquarium is under the precise care of an on-site nutritionist. The specific nutrition and diet of each animal is part of preventative medicine.

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