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Biology co-op works to rehabilitate and rear seabirds

Meet Jillian Hubbard, Biology 2018

“I work at SANCCOB, The South African foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, in Cape Town, South Africa. My job as an intern includes hand-rearing penguin chicks that have been orphaned or abandoned, rehabilitating other sick or wounded seabirds like gulls, gannets, and pelicans, and participating in community outreach. I work closely with veterinarians, conservationists, and researchers who are dedicated to bolstering seabird populations. As an intern I am given a huge amount of responsibility – both in working with the birds and in supervising volunteers. I couldn’t have asked for a better co-op!”

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