The results are in and we can confirm that our delightful little penguin (kororā) patient is a boy. Ōhope is thriving, eating for himself, learning to swim, and even making friends.
A second little penguin was found near Ōhope Beach with a badly broken flipper, most likely from a dog bite. Desmond, as he has been named, was sent to our talented vet team, but unfortunately the flipper was far too damaged to be saved.
Our one-flippered friend Desmond is doing really well, and adjusting to life a little off-balance. Ōhope and Desmond have become fast friends in the Vet Hospital, and veterinary nurse Celine Campana says they’ve taught each other a thing or two.