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Thank you for considering to donate to Penguin Rescue. Below is a list of specific purposes that you can choose to donate for or sponsor. Please let us know what your intentions are for your donation by e-mailing us - please fill in the contact form below.
$50: Donate a cabbage tree
$5: Buy food and medication for 1-day
$12: Buy a transponder
$50: Name a Yellow-eyed penguin egg or chick
$50: Name a penguin house
$100: Buy a house for a penguin to breed in
$150: Sponsor a yellow-eyed penguin in rehab
$150: Name an adult or juvenile Yellow-eyed penguin
- General donation
Every dollar matters and every dollar goes to the penguins, there are no overheads and all work is done by volunteers. There are expenses that are not covered under the sponsorships below and your donation will go towards covering these.
- Buy food and medication for one day for a penguin in rehab: $5
On average each penguin needs $5 worth of food and medication each day. At Penguin Rescue rehab facility we prefer to feed salmon (20cm long) as this enables a penguin to gain 1kg per week once it has been cured of any sickness and any wounds are healing.
- Buy one transponder: $12
Every breeding adult, every chick and every penguin in rehab are marked with a transponder or chip that has a unique 12 digit number. They are inserted with a needle under the skin in the neck of the penguin and are read with a transponder reader. This allows us to identify each penguin and record its history providing vital data on breeding success and survival.
Name a Yellow-eyed penguin egg or chick $50You can name a Yellow-eyed penguin egg or chick being raised in the colonies cared for by the volunteers of Penguin Rescue. You receive a certificate by e-mail with its ancestry as far as known and occasional updates will be posted on our Facebook page and the Facebook blog on this website.
- Name a penguin house: $50
For $50 you can have your name painted on a penguin nesting box. We do not guarantee that your box is being used at the time of sponsorship or that it will be in the future. If a sponsored box is used by penguins we reserve the right to post a photo on our Facebook page for advertising purposes. If you do not want this, please let us know at the time of donating. Please send us a message with your paypal donation with the name you want on the box.
- Buy a house for a penguin to breed in: $100
For $100 we can buy materials and construct a brand-new nest box for a penguin pair to build a nest bowl, lay the eggs and raise the chicks protected from the elements and from introduced predators. There are two designs: the large rectangular box is placed in the open and trees are planted around it. The A-frame is positioned among vegetation.
Each nest box is given a id number and its GPS coordinates are recorded. We cannot guarantee that your box will be used in the future. If a sponsored box is used by penguins we reserve the right to post a photo on our Facebook page for advertising purposes. If you do not want this, please let us know at the time of donating.
If you wish, your name is written on the outside of the box to show your sponsorship. Please send us a message with your paypal donation with the name you want on the box.
Name an adult or juvenile Yellow-eyed penguin $150
You can name a breeding adult or a juvenile Yellow-eyed penguin resident in the colonies cared for by the volunteers of Penguin Rescue. You receive a certificate by e-mail with its ancestry as far as known and occasional updates will be posted on our Facebook page and the Facebook blog on this website.
Penguin Rescue is a charitable trust registered with New Zealand Charities services. Further details can be found in the file below.