Dr Ian Green had a scheduled visit to the Park at 8.00 this morning – with the primary task of micro-chipping this year’s Penguin chicks (this is mandatory in terms of zoo regulations). All nine chicks were successfully caught (thanks especially to Head keeper, Craig who has a real knack!) The most challenging capture was the parent-reared chick (the other 8 chicks have been Keeper-reared and are therefore less skittish). The image, above left, shows an action shot of the ‘wild child chick’ being rounded up and captured ready to be micro-chipped! Thankfully, all went off smoothly – the image above right shows the micro-chipping in progress!
A close up shot of Dr Ian Green micro-chipping one of the Penguin chicks this morning