Penguin Rescue is a charitable trust that aims to protect Yellow-eyed penguins at the Moeraki Peninsula in North Otago, New Zealand. We rely entirely on donations from people, amongst them kind sponsors who adopt a penguin and have naming rights. We issue a certificate with photos and the story of their penguin and post updates here on Facebook.
This is Poppy, a sponsored chick from nest 46 at Katiki Point. Poppy is all grown up now and has left the colony to start life as an independent penguin. She was last sighted on 8 February when we checked her weight at 99 days old: it was 6.2kg. That is a one fat chick!! Hopefully she will quickly learn to fish and return as a juvenile some time through winter.
If you are interested in supporting us through sponsoring a chick ($50), an adult or juvenile ($150) or something else, please go here: