11 May '11, 11pm

Gaining weight, but not yet waterproof: penguins still need care | BirdLife Community:

Gaining weight, but not yet waterproof: penguins still need care | BirdLife Community:

As at 9 May, there are around 400 penguins remaining in the rehabilitation centre on Tristan – there have been no further releases since 3 April. All remaining birds have gained weight well, but their feathers appear in poor condition after having been oiled and then washed. Release of these birds cannot occur until they are in excellent condition, as sending them into a cold south Atlantic without their waterproofing intact would be disastrous. Around 25 Tristanians are still working full time with the penguins, and the entire community remains dedicated to seeing the remaining birds head out to sea as soon as possible.

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/05/gaining-weight-...

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