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Meet Kym – a juvenile Crested Penguin (possibly Fiordland, Erect or Snares penguin) that was found late yesterday in the states Lower South East (Beachport). The bird was held over night and flown to Adelaide for treatment today (2nd July).This extremely young bird is very sick and underweight after the very long journey west from the New Zealand region. All of the above species are extremely rare to be found in Australia – let alone one as young as this! This bird is approximately 6+ months old and flippers crossed we can pull it through.
This bird was found in side the Lake George entrance approximately 100m in a recently dug out drain! Excavators had dug out the drain in order to increase the flow of seawater into Lake George region, luckily this little bird was found by Beachport resident Lisa and her family early on Sunday evening and who contacted AMWRRO for advice.
Flippers crossed this little bird can be saved and released sooner rather than later.
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