PENGUIN RESCUE NZ
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From the Sanctuary Manager, Rosalie Goldsworthy MNZM
Sunday 24th February 2019
Hello friends and family
I had a wonderful birthday week with Paul, Jen and Olivia. On Sunday we went to Hampden and watched Olivia in the playground. While we were there, the local Hector’s dolphins put on a great display, surfing and doing a back flip.
On Monday we went to Riverstone Kitchen for lunch and had a lovely time. I ate figs for lunch, followed by desert. What with feeding 54 penguins twice a day, there is not much time left in the middle to have adventures!
My birthday choice was seafood mornay and it was above delicious. Jen added a chocolate delight and we demolished a magnum of Rose and French champagne. No problem!
Jan, Robbie and I completed a penguin marathon on Thursday. We re-located one penguin that was concerning visitors because it was lying down, rescued 2 more and took 8 chicks to soft release. Every penguin movement means identifying, weighing, measuring, taking blood samples for Malaria screening and then washing the gear afterwards. Michael and Shirley arrived in the afternoon and were soon immersed in penguin life – managing fish, rescuing penguins and planting up trees for habitat development. Chris and Hiltrun arrived for dinner on Friday night and we spent yesterday checking on all the penguins and records.
Michael and Shirley left with Hiltrun at mid-day and Bruce and Amanda visited with friends in the afternoon.
I hope it rains all day today so I can blob out!
Have a great week!