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Penguins mate for life and are a universal symbol of true and lasting love. But even penguins could use a little extra love.


In South Africa, less than 2% of the endangered African penguin population remains in the wild. This Valentine’s month, you can adopt two penguins for the price of one from SANCCOB (the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) and help to save African penguins from extinction.

For only ZAR600 (US$37/€34), you can say ‘I love you’ to that someone special by naming and adopting two penguins rehabilitated at SANCCOB. You will receive two adoptions packs including pictures of the two adopted penguins, certificates of adoption and other penguin goodies. Alternatively, if couple names are your thing, you can choose our new ‘Name your penguin couple’ adoption, come up with your unique couple name and receive a special adoption pack including two fluffy penguin keyrings for you and your sweetheart for ZAR750 (US$47/€43). Think Brangelina, Bennifer or Kimye.


Alternatively, simply sponsor a romantic Valentine’s Day meal for one of our resident lovebird pairs for only ZAR300 (US$18/€16).

To get your special Valentine’s pair winging its way to you, or to donate a fishy Valentine’s meal, visit


You can choose our new ‘green adoption options’ and have it delivered right to your email box or choose delivery via the post office (delivery is 10 workings days within South Africa and 14 workings days internationally). Hurry, as this special promotion is only valid until 28 February 2016.

SANCCOB is a leading marine-orientated, 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.


SANCOBB is an internationally recognised leader in oiled wildlife response, rehabilitation and chick-rearing, contributing to research that benefits seabirds, training people to care for the birds and educating the public to develop behavioural patterns, which benefit marine life and the environment it depends on. SANCCOB offers a 24-hour, 365-day rescue service for seabirds in Cape Town in the Western Cape, and Cape St Francis in the Eastern Cape.

Further donations can be made by visiting their website or by calling (021) 557 6155. You can also support SANCCOB by getting a MyPlanet card and adding them as your beneficiary!

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