Eastern Bays Little Blue Penguin Foundation (Inc)

Rehabilitation Unit

The Eastern Bays Little Blue Penguin Foundation, established in May 1994 on the harbour coastline of Wellington, New Zealand, had its first distressed bird handed in for treatment in September 1994.

Since then the unit, run by volunteer Viv Hextall and a number of enthusiastic supporters, has successfully saved dozens of birds from death by disease, injury or starvation.

Primarily focusing on marine birds and penguins, the Rehabilitation Unit's scope has broadened to include many other birds. The public is not very selective about the injured birds they bring in!

Viv is especially grateful for the assistance she has received from (among others) IBM, the NZ Department of Conservation, and veterinarian Susan Robb.

The future for the Rehabilitation Unit looks very rosy and increasingly busy as more birds are brought in for treatment.

Winner of an important New Zealand conservation award, the Unit looks forward to continued success in saving the avian wildlife of New Zealand.

Whats New - Welcome to the site! We should be getting updates happening more frequently now so check back soon.   -- Luke McCrohon


Albie - The Story of a Rescued Penguin
Ashleigh meets the penguins.
Columbus, the Flying Penguin
Dolphin Story - a dramatic rescue of a baby dolphin
The story of Peter the Periscope, a New Zealand Black Shag
Click here for Everest, a rescued gannet
All about Trevor the Spotted Shag
Other birds too - Here's Spur the Spur-winged Plover
Gobble! Gobble! It's Albert the news-making turkey!
Rescuing Bones, a young Southern Black-backed Gull
Dr. Susan Robb(Veterinarian) cares for found birds
Links to selected Penguin and Polar sites around the world

    See our site featured on kcstar.com. Click here.

Last updated: Febuary 5, 2000.

This page is maintained by Luke McCrohon.

Copyright © 1995, 1996 - Charlie Lear
Wellington, New Zealand