This Snares penguin arrived on these northern shores trying to moult but being a bit skinny. So he got fattened up in our rehab and released when he was done with the moult but he would not go. Maybe he just really likes his new friend here?
We received a delightful letter from the sponsor of Kowhai, one of our chicks this season that included these wonderful drawings. With her permission we are sharing them here. Thank you so much!! They are just gorgeous.
It's always a delight to see penguins protesting against their confinement because it means they are well and ready to be released. This penguin decided to climb to the top of nest box in his pen, maybe to check out the view as to how to get outta here? Regardless, we register that a bird with this behaviour is well again and ready for the real world. See ya later, buddy!