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Calling volunteers! Sanccob needs a hand caring for rescued baby flamingo chicks

30 January 2019 5:11 PM
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Sanccob is recruiting volunteers at its Table View centre to help care for the baby flamingos rescued at the dried up Kamfers Dam.

Conservation group Sanccob is calling on Capetonians to offer their time and resources to help rehabilitate hundreds of rescued flamingo chicks.

Sanccob is recruiting volunteers at its Table View centre to help feed the baby flamingos rescued at the dried up Kamfers Dam outside Kimberley this week.

Read: Nearly 2000 baby flamingos rescued at dried up Kamfers Dam

At least 2000 chicks of the lesser flamingo species were taken to various bird rehabilitation facilities across the country to receive care.

Sanccob received around 500 of the chicks and has asked the public to offer their time, make a donation or drop off a wish list item needed for feeding and food prep.

Sanccob's Dr Katta Ludynia says the chicks will spend the next two to four months at the rehabilitation centre and will need ongoing care.

The birds are being treated by our vets. A lot of them arrived in very bad conditions and were dehydrated after a very long trip.

Dr Katta Ludynia, Research manager - Sanccob

Anyone over 18 can volunteer. Call 021 5576155, email Martine at volunteers@sanccob.co.za or visit SANCCOB saves seabirds on Facebook.

Click here to make a donation to the cause.

Listen to the discussion on The Pippa Hudson Show:

Image credit: Albert Snyman via SANCCOB saves seabirds on Facebook.


30 January 2019 5:11 PM
Tags:
Kimberley
Rescue
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lesser flamingo
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Flamingo chicks

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