10 rescued little penguins returned home to Penguin Island

Little penguin.
Little penguin.

TEN rescued little penguins are now happily back on their small island home after a successful release, marking the reopening of Penguin Island.

Penguin Island is closed during winter due to the penguin’s nesting season and 10 ten rescued penguins were taken to the mainland during that time.

Department of Parks and Wildlife discovery centre supervisor Jane Dawson said the penguins were noticeably happy to be home.

“The winter is a penguin holiday for our little penguins, like a ‘Club Med’ for the little birds to have a relaxing break, though now back on the island, they are full of character, in great health after their vacation and are loving all the attention,” she said.

“Kevin, one of the fostered birds is particularly happy to be back, enjoying the interaction after being abandoned as a chick.”

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