Penguin babies home alone...
... in the forest - yes it is that time of year when the food needs of our yellow-eyed penguin chicks exceeds what one parent can bring home at a time. So they park the chicks in the forest and go fishing. This way the chicks get two meals and the parents each get to each every day as well. The chicks are quite large now, round about 3kg but still all fluff: they are really at their cutest. Our oldest ones have started to grow tail feathers: the first sign that they will be grown up and real penguins very soon. For now we are enjoying our balls of fluff in the forest!