Penguin Rehab & Release is committed to rehabilitating penguins (and other seabirds) that come into care due to sickness, injury or misadventure, and preparing them for successful release back into the wild. All birds come into care under permits issued by the Wildlife Management Branch, DPIPWE, and are cared for by a trained and registered seabird rehabilitator and a dedicated group of volunteers. As the focus is on rehabilitation for release back into the wild, it is imperative that we limit human interaction to only what is strictly necessary, and the penguin rehabilitation facility is not open to visitors.

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Who we are

Penguin Rehab & Release is committed to rehabilitating penguins (and other seabirds) that come into care due to sickness, injury or misadventure, and preparing them for successful release back into the wild. All birds come into care under permits issued by the Wildlife Management Branch, DPIPWE, and are cared for by a trained and registered seabird rehabilitator and a dedicated group of volunteers. As the focus is on rehabilitation for release back into the wild, it is imperative that we limit human interaction to only what is strictly necessary, and the penguin rehabilitation facility is not open to visitors.

Where we work

The rehabilitation facility is located in Burnie on a property solely owned by the registered rehabilitator (Kathy Grieveson).

What we do

Support work at the facility covers a wide range of tasks such as assisting with rescues and releases, maintaining the seabird enclosure and pool, washing and drying of towels, collecting seawater, preparing fish and assisting with physical therapy sessions.

Contacts

President: Kathy Grieveson  kathygrieveson@gmail.com

Secretary: Rhyll Vallis  rhyllvallis@gmail.com

Website: www.penguinrehab.org