All grown up in the kindergarten
Our yellow-eyed penguin chicks that have been with us since December are looking like real penguins now and it is time for some of them to go to our soft-release pens next weekend. They will be there for one week and getting fed once a day instead of twice a day. Then the door will be opened and they can head away if they want to. If they are still there the next day they will be fed again. As a prerequisite for this they have to eat out of the hand so that we don't have to handle them. Hopefully they will imprint on the colony and return if they are having trouble finding food and return. Daily checks of the beach and surrounding foreshore will hopefully locate them.