Our little penguin (kororÄ) patients ÅŒhope and Desmond take a swim at our Vet Hospital!
Some of you may remember little ÅŒhope from the stories weâ€™ve made on his progress ever since he arrived as a chick in October of last year. Youâ€™ll be pleased to know that ÅŒhope is now eating his adult food without any assistance from our vets!
Vet nurse Celine explains that Desmond arrived at our Vet Hospital from a similar place as ÅŒhope, after being found with a big abdominal wound that our vets suspect was from a dog bite â€“ the greatest threat to our little penguins.
Please make sure to keep your dogs on a leash around little penguin nests as they return to the same nesting sites each season. This at risk species is found around the coastlines of New Zealand and on off-shore islands like Waiheke Island.