This pair of yellow-eyed penguin chicks live in luxury: they hatched in a wee A-frame but once they were big there wasn't enough space in the box to get out of the sun and not a lot of shade around so they were given an extra box kindly donated by one of our sponsors. It has proven to be popular with them and they are usually inside on sunny days.
We marked most of our chicks this past weekend as they to got to 70 days old and the parents of these two were struggling evident by the chicks being underweight. To save the parents - the female in particular - we took the chicks into care so that their parents can now concentrate on getting through their moult easily. This pair rarely manages to raise two chicks and often even struggles with one - so they have done well to get them this far. We now take over and the chicks will be released when they are 3.5 months old and weigh around 6kg.