Rehabilitation Centre

The Penguin Place rehabilitation facility has been in operation since the early 90’s.

In recent years the facility has been extremely busy and has made a large contribution to the mainland population of Yellow-Eyed Penguins.

Each year, around 90% of penguins brought into rehab will survive to be released, this is a very good success rate.

Many adult penguins, and some chicks and juveniles, are seen again in the wild after being in rehab.

The main cause for penguins requiring rehabilitation varies from season to season, but common causes are starvation, orphaned chicks and predator injuries.

During the summer of 2016/2017 we had a total of 107 Penguins through our facility. 98 Yellow-eyed penguins, 4 Erect Crested penguins, 2 Snares Crested penguins and 3 Fiordland Crested penguins.

A huge thank you to SANFORD LTD, TIMARU for their continued support.

You too, can support the rehabilitation efforts at Penguin Place. By making a donation you can help improve facilities, provide medication and supplements, and enable this important work to continue.