This experienced female is mated to Odd Simen - who some of you know if you have been following our penguins for a while. His mate is now also sponsored and so is their nest box now called Lacenest. Butterbell laid two fertile eggs and both hatched on time but unfortunately one chick succumbed not to Diphtheria - we treated it for that - but to pneumonia-type illness. We have seen it in previous years that chicks cleared of Diphtheria still die - it's a lung disease and we are unable to diagnose and treat it as the chicks appear fine one day and are dead the next. So this year Odd Simen and Butterbell can pour all their considerable breeding experience into this one lucky chick.