She is a blessed yellow-eyed penguin chick that has recently been sponsored by a kind person. Thank you!!
She is also one of our 36 chicks (of 53 total hatched at Moeraki) who is now residing in our rehab facility. Like the others she dropped significantly weight suddenly and we had to bring in many of the chicks among them those that are either sponsored themselves, have sponsored parents or have grown up in a sponsored box. Here is a run-down of the fates of all these:
Bequette's chicks growing up in Wild 3 box: Jax (a male) and Chris (a female): both in hospital
Janet: one chick (female) in hospital, the other is monitored in the field.
Thor's chick (female) in hospital
Odd Simen's chicks grown up in Brent SIngclair's box: one female in hospital, the other female monitored in the field.
Chick from Jordana Whyte's box in hospital, the other monitored in the field.
Penguino is a female and in hospital
Chick from Changri-la box in hospital
Chick from the Norwegian Cabin in hospital
Spike from Penny Box 1 is a male and monitored in the field, the sibling is in hospital
Mandy's chicks: one is hospital and one chick (male) is monitored in the field.
Morgan's chicks from the Remembrance box: both in hospital (one male, one female)
Rex is in hospital
Cassello Chilcott is in hospital (female)
Ludwig III is a male and is monitored in the colony.
Pyne is a male in is monitored in the colony
Logan Bear Penguin is in hospital
One of the chicks from Any Cunningham's box is in hospital
One chick from Drobne Kuca's box is in hospital
Both chicks (one female, one male) from Jacob Thompson's box are in hospital because we found their father dead yesterday and giving the mother a break.
Dylan's chicks in Zac McCall's nest box: female chick is monitored in the field, the male chick is in hospital.
Pompey is a girl and doing great.
Vivek's chick has been in hospital a while.
Poppy's chicks: one (female) is in hospital, one chick (male) is monitored in the field.
Ciara's and Stewie Junior's chicks in Uncle Chang's box: one has been in hospital since December, the other is a female and monitored in the colony.
Chicky's chick growing up in Flipper Palace is female and in hospital
Jackson's chick growing up in Anja and Alfreda's box is female and monitored in the field.
I hope I haven't missed anyone...... In many cases we brought in the chicks to relieve the parents, particularly young females. They have done great getting their chicks to where they are at now but it's time for them to look after themselves. The chicks will be with us in hospital until they are over 6kg or so and then released when they are old enough, i.e. 108 days old. Some of the chicks we have had since the food crisis in December are due to be released next weekend: old and fat enough.