Introducing a recently sponsored yellow-eyed penguin chick - who turned out to be royalty - a descendant of our founding breeding pair Diesel Dick and Sweetpea who were the first to breed at Katiki Point after being released from the rehab facility. Spikes great-grand-mother was one of their first-hatched chicks who - like her father Diesel - got to live over 20 years and produced many many chicks. Diesel and Sweetpea had 29 chicks together and our colonies has many of their direct descendants still living and breeding here. Spike has excellent genes to live a long life - may he thrive and make lots of baby penguins!! - oh, and he likes boxes!