Royal Penguin, Codfish Island

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Michael Szabo
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Royal Penguin, Codfish Island

Postby Michael Szabo » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:14 am

A sick Royal Penguin found on Codfish Island has been taken into care.

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Re: Royal Penguin, Codfish Island

Postby Finn Davey » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:35 am

Poor fella. What happens after he recovers? Will he be taken to Macquarie Island or released in NZ?
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Re: Royal Penguin, Codfish Island

Postby sav » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:53 pm

I wonder if it really is "sick" or just moulting?
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Re: Royal Penguin, Codfish Island

Postby Davidthomas » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:29 pm

I had heard it had suspended its moult and tried to swim while super light and with half old, half new feathers. Aka was going to die if it wasn’t taken into care.
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Re: Royal Penguin, Codfish Island

Postby sav » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:18 am

Fair enough, thanks DT.
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