The great penguin rescue: 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue

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ON JUNE 23, 2000, the iron-ore carrier MV Treasure, en route from Brazil to China, foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat of 75,000 penguins. Realizing thJuneat 41 percent of the world's population of African penguins could perish, local conservation officials immediately launched a massive rescue operation, and 12,500 volunteers from around the globe rushed to South Africa in hopes of saving the imperiled birds. Serving as a rehabilitation manager during the initial phase of the three-month rescue effort, Dyan deNapoli--better known as "the Penguin Lady" for her extensive work with penguins--and fellow volunteers de-oiled, nursed back to health, and released into the wild nearly all of the affected birds. Now, at the tenth anniversary of the disaster, deNapoli recounts this extraordinary true story of the world's largest and most successful wildlife rescue. When she first entered the enormous warehouse housing most of the 19,000 oiled penguins, the birds' total silence told deNapoli all she needed to know about the extent of their trauma. African penguins are very vocal by nature, prone to extended fits of raucous, competitive braying during territorial displays and pair-bonding rituals, but these poor creatures now stood silently, shoulder to shoulder, in a state of shock. DeNapoli vividly details the harrowing rescue process and the heartbreaking scenarios she came up against alongside thousands of volunteers: unforgettable images of them laboriously scrubbing the oil from every penguin feather and force-feeding each individually; the excruciatingly painful penguin bites every volunteer received; and the wrenching decisions about birds too ill to survive. She draws readers headfirst into the exhausting physical and emotional experience and brings to life the cast of remarkable characters--from Big Mike, a compassionate Jiu-Jitsu champion with a booming voice, who worked every day of the rescue effort; to a man named Welcome, aka "the Penguin Whisperer," who had the amazing ability to calm any penguin he held in his arms; to Louis, a seventeen-year-old medical student who created a new formula for the highly effective degreaser used by the rescue mission--whose historic and heroic efforts saved the birds from near extinction. The extraordinary international collaboration of scientists, zookeepers, animal rescue groups, and thousands of concerned individuals helped save the African penguins--recently declared an endangered species--from an all-too-common man-made disaster. DeNapoli's heartwarming and riveting story is not just a portrait of these captivating birds, nor is it merely a cautionary tale about the environment. It is also an inspirational chronicle of how following one's passion can lead to unexpected, rewarding adventures--and illustrates not only how people from around the world can unite for a greater purpose, but how they can be extraordinarily successful when doing so. The Great Penguin Rescue will inspire readers to believe they can make a difference
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subject_facet African penguin -- Effect of oil spills on -- South Africa -- Atlantic Coast, DeNapoli, Dyan, Oil spills and wildlife -- South Africa -- Atlantic Coast, Wildlife rehabilitation -- South Africa -- Cape Town Region, Wildlife rescue -- South Africa -- Cape Town Region
table_of_contents Wing to wing--20,000 oiled penguins -- Dolphin dreams and penguin pursuits--the seeds are planted -- Penguins--waddling wonders -- African penguins--a species on the brink -- Disaster strikes--the Treasure sinks -- The big cleanup--oil, oil everywhere -- Penguins in crisis--the world responds -- An impassioned plea--getting the call to help -- Salt River--birth of a rescue center -- The grueling work continues--the emotional and physical toll -- Angels in oilskins--12,500 dedicated volunteers -- Toothbrushes and dishwashing liquid--cleaning the oiled penguins -- Peter, Pamela, and Percy{u2019}s long swim home--the world anxiously watches -- Thirty-five hundred hungry mouths to feed--raising the abandoned chicks -- SANCCOB--thigh biting and other hazards -- Robbery at gunpoint--our allegiance is tested -- Leaving the penguins behind--a difficult departure -- Hope on the horizon--the penguins survive and thrive -- Freedom for the remaining penguins--the rescue draws to a close -- The lucky survivors--how did they fare? -- Life after the rescue--the mission continues.
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title The great penguin rescue : 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue
title_display The great penguin rescue : 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue
title_full The Great Penguin Rescue 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue, The great penguin rescue : 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue / Dyan deNapoli, The great penguin rescue: 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue [electronic resource] / Dyan deNapoli
title_short The great penguin rescue :
title_sort great penguin rescue 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue
title_sub 40,000 penguins, a devastating oil spill, and the inspiring story of the world's largest animal rescue
topic African penguin Effect of oil spills on South Africa Atlantic Coast, DeNapoli, Dyan, Nature, Nonfiction, Oil spills and wildlife South Africa Atlantic Coast, Wildlife rehabilitation South Africa Cape Town Region, Wildlife rescue South Africa Cape Town Region
topic_facet African penguin, DeNapoli, Dyan, Effect of oil spills on, Nature, Nonfiction, Oil spills and wildlife, Wildlife rehabilitation, Wildlife rescue