Hello friends and family
The week began with the first two YEPs referred from local beach patrollers. Both Stewart and Max found penguins that needed a helping hand, thank goodness for their help! By the end of the day I had gone from 2 in care to 6!
Monday was not so flash – another dead YEP in the colony. It was sent off to Dunedin on Tuesday. The compensation came on Thursday when two great things happened. The chick with the flipper injury has no broken bones and has started swimming therapy and Stitches is back.
Chris and Hiltrun came up on Friday evening and on Saturday we did the rounds. We brought in 3 new patients who were all underweight and released the Fiordland Crested penguin and Mrs 16 who weighed in at over 8 Kg. We wish them a long and happy life.
At this time of the year, most penguins will have moulted so the stragglers are checked closely as these are the most likely to need help.
Have a great week!