The African penguin is fighting for survival and the well-known wildlife presenter and conservationist Michaela Strachan is on a mission to help them. After 10 years living in her adopted home of Cape Town, South Africa, the peninsula’s penguins have found a special place in Michaela’s heart, which is why she’s taking action and joining one of Africa’s Biggest Bird Rescues.
In this brand new and exclusive series Michaela will find out why the penguin numbers have crashed so dramatically and what can be done to save them. Every year SANCCOB (the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) stages a dramatic rescue of hundreds of penguin chicks whose parents have been unable to feed them due to adverse conditions. For a frenetic six weeks it’s all hands to the deck as up to 500 helpless chicks must be rescued, cared for, taught survival skills and ultimately be released back into the wild.