22 Aug 2023

Tawaki penguin found in Australia has been released

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 22 August 2023

A wildlife carer hopes the Tawaki penguin she found washed up on an Australian beach, will survive its journey back to New Zealand.

Tracey Wilson, who manages Victoria's Mosswood Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre took care of the rare and endangered Fiordland penguin for weeks.

It made a full recovery and has now been released back into the ocean.

Wilson spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.