Media Releases 2017

Posted on 14/11/2017 by Penguin Foundation

Do you have room for one more family member this Christmas?

It’s that time of the year when baby penguin chicks are starting to be seen and heard all around the colony on Phillip Island as breeding season is in full swing. It seems like these little grey fuzzballs are always hungry as they poke their heads out from the safety of their burrows hoping Mum or Dad (or any other passing penguin for that matter) are on their way home with a big belly full of fish.

These chicks grow so quickly that they’re almost the same size as their parents at 6 weeks, and it’s pretty amusing to see the somewhat clumsy chicks chasing the grown-ups around looking for a free feed. By 8 weeks, some of them are ready to leave the nest and take their chances out there in the big wide world.

You can help give these little penguins their best chance of survival by adopting a little Penguin Pal into your family this Christmas. For a donation of just $50 you can help the Penguin Foundation protect the little penguins and other wildlife species on Phillip Island through its research, conservation and education programs.

This great Christmas gift idea also includes an official adoption certificate, a penguin plush toy, free entry for one person to the Penguin Parade, plus a free family event held on Phillip Island.

So what are you waiting for? Adopt a little Penguin Pal into your family this Christmas – they promise not to take up too much room at the table.

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Media Enquiries:
Ms Lauren Jones – Penguin Foundation Officer
Tel: +613 5951 2899
Email: ljones@penguins.org.au