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Christchurch Penguin Rehabilitation - Updates - Givealittle

  • Busy season     16 May 2019
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    We have admitted 35 penguins this year, most of them White-flippered penguins (as small as 390g!) but also yellow-eyed penguins and an Erect-crested penguin from Antipodes/Bounty Islands which has been attacked by a dog. Thanks to our vets for lots of surgery...

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  • Busy season     16 May 2019
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    We had the busiest season yet.

    35 penguins have been admitted and stayed for 4.7 days on average. Lots of fish...

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  • 2 hour rescue a success!!!     30 January 2019
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    After a 2-hour effort we managed to rescue a White-flippered penguin chick out of the Avon with the help of a young man in a kayak!!!The bird weighed only 449g and should have about 900 at that age. It is doing well, still only able to stand up for short moments.

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  • BILLY is here !!!     29 November 2018
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    A little underweight at 552g (should have about 900 to 1000g) and covered in ticks and fleas - but otherwise healthy - we started giving oral fluids and "fish-smoothy". via a feeding tube. Hopefully tomorrow it will be little salmon!

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  • FISH needed.......     15 February 2017
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    4 Yellow-eyed penguins and a - rare visiting - Erect-crested penguin from the Antipodes Is go through 5 kg of fish per day!!! Please help ( a 10kg box of sardines costs $48) by donating just "a little"...

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  • Successful release     23 January 2017

    AVON has been released back to the wild into a colony close to Taylor's Mistake near CHCH with a weight of 1189 g!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck little fellow..............

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