This weekend we gave transponders to the last of our Yellow-eyed penguin chicks aged about 70 days. We had to bring a total of 12 chicks into our rehab facility because they were not quite fat enough and this is one of them that is doing very well. It is easily eating from the hand now and we are just waiting for it to reach 6kg and 108 days old and it can be released. Having these penguins in care relatively early means that we can release them very close to their natural fledging age.
If you want to support our work with these penguins, please check out our website and/or consider a sponsorship of a penguin in care.
our website: www.penguins.org.nz