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Penguins return to the sea following oil spill in South Africa

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Penguins walk to the ocean with Table Mountain, as backdrop right, during their release by workers from the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, SANCCOB, on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sept 25.

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Penguins swim in the ocean after their release by workers from the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, SANCCOB, on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Sept 25.

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African penguins gather to keep warm as others are fed sardines by staff at the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds on Sept. 20.

Some two hundred penguins found covered in oil on Robben Island following a spillage by a stricken bulk carrier were washed, fed and restored to health. Thirty of the birds were released today.