And to conclude our feed-back on sponsored penguins and boxes, here is Mandy - a very experienced lady on her nest. She has featured recently because she was the first to lay her egg in the colony and she will be the first to have chicks - like clock-work every year!!
This is a yellow-eyed penguin that we mis-sexed. We thought him to be a boy but here SHE is on eggs and it wasn't her mate who laid them. That one is definitely a male and he had been alone for a couple of years. He has some experience in breeding so that will be helpful when they are raising their chicks! Good luck matey, sorry about calling you a boy!
Our 2018 calendar is now available for purchase. They are NZ$20 each or NZ$150 for 10. It has unique photos of the yellow-eyed penguins at Moeraki, New Zealand, cared for by the volunteers of Penguin Rescue. The profit of the sales directly benefit the penguins through the conservation work we do. Please consider supporting our efforts!
You can get in touch either here on FB - leave a message or comment or visit http://www.penguins.org.nz/donate.html - there is an e-mail address there too.
This is a brand-new sponsorship this year by Sarah and Peter and here is their box with the 120-pair in it. Thank you for your kindness and support for our penguins. We really appreciate it.
We knew we had a pair of yellow-eyed penguins in residence in Uncle Chang's box, but only after they laid their eggs did we identify them: The male of the couple is also sponsored and was named Stewie Junior! This family is doubly blessed with two sponsors thinking of them!!