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|January 6, 2013 - Josh Davis|
I went to SANCCOB at 11 a.m. to help prepare the petrel for his departure. Margaret's friend Peter also came and he drove the SANCCOB truck to the waterfront. The waterfront area of Cape Town is filled with shops and restaurants and it is where a lot of the boat tours depart from. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was there.
We boarded a boat called the Condor for a tour to Robben Island and back. Robben Island is the island on which Nelson Mandela was imprisoned so I also was able to see an important historical landmark while on the release. When the tour reached the island the boat stopped and all of the passengers came to the back to watch Peter and I climb down the back of the boat. Two of the ship mates handed the crate down to us and then I released the petrel by picking him up and placing him in the ocean. He floated on the top of the water and stretched out his wings in the sun.
Thank you to everyone at SANCCOB for not only rehabilitating the petrel, but also for allowing me to take part in his care and release.
Skittish African Penguins cross a road on Robben Island in South Africa.
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