Nothing says “I love you” like a fish smoothie. Yellow-eyed penguin chicks certainly enjoy this delicious blend of salmon, sardines, silverside and electrolytes. Crucial for getting their gastrointestinal tracts working again, before moving onto solids. They’ll be eternally grateful, and will love you back — in their own special way.
Since opening in January 2018, we’ve had over 100 penguin patients — including a fair few chicks. Most of these have been the very rare yellow-eyed penguin, as well as Fiordland-crested, erect-crested, snares-crested and little blue penguins. With your help, we can maintain our extremely high success rate, returning 84 per cent of these amazing creatures to the wild. We also treat other seabirds, including a few species of protected gulls, and even the occasional royal albatross.