Welcome to Penguin Rescue
Penguin Rescue is a charitable trust operating from the lighthouse at Moeraki, North Otago, New Zealand. Volunteers care for two colonies by monitoring the breeding and survival of Yellow-eyed penguins as well as rehabilitating sick, injured and starving Yellow-eyed penguins and other species such as Little penguins, Snares Crested penguins, Fiordland Crested penguins, Rockhopper penguins and the occasional Royal penguin. All donations are used to further this work.
Penguin houses needed
Over winter we create a lot of new nesting opportunities for the penguins in our colonies to ensure all penguins have plenty of choices. We need two types of nest boxes:
a rectangular box for the open pasture that will provide shade for the whole family - $75
an A-frame for sites in the forest that has natural shade - $50
We aim to raise funds to construct 10 rectangular boxes and 20 A-frames. Please consider contributing. If you 'buy' either type of box you can specify to have your name on it and if a penguin is using it and we can manage to take a photo we will post it on FB.
To help please go to http://www.penguins.org.nz/donate.html
Our main sponsor is New Zealand King Salmon who provide us with salmon smolt for our sick, injured and starving penguins throughout the year. Thank you for your support and help - you are true penguin heroes!
In November 2015 Speight's Environmental Fund donated $4440 to create 12 new breeding sites for yellow-eyed penguins at Moeraki. Thank you! The penguins have started to move in and are loving them!