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May 27, 2009
Penguin release
The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds recently released two groups of African penguins back into the wild after being treated for oil contamination. The birds were contaminated in an oil spill off the coast of Namibia on April 8. On May 21, 84 penguins headed back into the sea and five days later, a second batch of 38 birds were released. (13 images)

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Penguins walk towards the ocean on May 26, after being released on one of Blouberg's beach on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds released a second batch of 38 African Penguins back into the wild after they were treated from contaminated oil pollution during an oil spill off the coast of Namibia on April 8. AFP / Getty Images / Gianluigi Guercia


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Penguins, seen, at a treatment center, before their release on the beach at Blouberg, South Africa, Thursday, May 21. The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds released 84 African Penguins back into the wild after they were treated for oil pollution that they obtained in Namibia. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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Penguins walk towards the ocean on May 26, after being released on one of Blouberg's beach on the outskirt of Cape Town, South Africa. AFP / Getty Images / Gianluigi Guercia



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A woman directs Penguins as they are released on the outskirts of Blouberg, South Africa, Thursday, May 21. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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Penguins walk towards the ocean on May 21, after being released on a beach on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. AFP / Getty Images / Gianluigi Guercia



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Penguins walk towards the ocean after being released on one of the Blouberg's beach on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa on May 26,. AFP / Getty Images / Gianluigi Guercia



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Penguins walk towards the ocean on May 21, after being released on a beach on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds released 84 African Penguins back into the wild after they were treated for oil pollution. AFP / Getty Images / Gianluigi Guercia



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People take photos of penguins, seen as they walk to the sea, after being released on the outskirts of Blouberg, South Africa, Thursday, May 21. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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Penguins walk towards the ocean after being released on one of the Blouberg's beach on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa on May 26. AFP / Getty Images / Gianluigi Guercia



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Penguins walk towards the ocean on May 26, after being released on one of the Blouberg's beach on the outskirt of Cape Town, South Africa. AFP / Getty Images / Gianluigi Guercia



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Penguins walk towards the ocean on May 21, after being released on a beach on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. AFP / Getty Images / Gianluigi Guercia



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Penguins seen as they walk to the sea, after being released on the outskirts of Blouberg, South Africa, Thursday, May 21. Table Mountain is seen in the background. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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Penguins swim into the ocean on May 21, after being released on a beach on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. AFP / Getty Images / Gianluigi Guercia



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