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Christchurch Penguin Rehabilitation

Closed Cause page created in the Animals category by Kristina Schutt for "Christchurch Penguin Rehabilitation"

$385 donated
Given by 11 generous donors in 3 years

Christchurch Penguin Rehabilitation provides a rehabilitation service for sick and injured penguins in the Canterbury region.

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  Canterbury Endangered Wildlife

We love penguins! We are a group of penguin rescuers that rehabilitate penguins. The penguins that need us are lost, hungry or injured and are found all over Canterbury, even in the Avon river! Department of Conservation rangers and members of the public like you help us to locate these penguins and bring them in so they can be assessed, rehabilitated and released. We are specially trained to care for sick penguins who may need medicine and lots of food. A small penguin can eat 200-300gms of fish a day and a large penguin like the Yellow Eyed Penguin can eat 1kg of fish a day.

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Your donation will help us provide food, medicine and veterinary care to the penguins. We get them healthy and ready to be released into the wild. A safe release location is found for each penguin that suits the type of penguin. Please help us in our efforts to conserve these beautiful endangered birds!

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Thank you  8 December 2019

Posted by: Kristina Schutt

Thanks for the generous donations we received after a recent visit to the colony. The participants of the organised F&B tours were very interested and interactive. We actually found a penguin we rehabbed in 2017 in burrow 109...

it was raised from 120g (see gallery) to over 1 kg and released back into the wild.

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Latest donations

Pat on 06 Dec 2019
Matthias on 03 Dec 2019
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience last Friday - it was nice meeting you. Keep up the great work !
Jane on 04 Nov 2019
Carry on the good work!
Sandy on 31 Oct 2019
Thanks so much for a great are all wonderful!
Kristina Schutt

Thank you so very much for this generous donation, this year's season has started early...treated one penguin that had been trapped and another one injured by a seagull. Thomas and Kristina

Kristina Schutt
Jeremy on 29 Jan 2019
Kristina Schutt

Thank you very much, Jeremy! The "Avon- penguin" is doing well, survived the night and is on fish-smoothie for now... and a media-attraction as well (Newstalk ZB and News hub)...

Kristina Schutt

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