This is Blindy, a baby blue penguin who was sadly born blind. Now a few months old, he wouldn't be alive today if it weren't for the amazing support of his rescuers based in Flea Bay, New Zealand.
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The Helps family run Pohatu Penguins, which is a conservation charity that provides sanctuary to the depleting colonies of penguins in Flea Bay. On their website, the founder, Shireen, writes:
We try to keep a hands off approach to penguins but there are times when taking a penguin into care is worth while.
Blindy was found struggling on his own in a creek having been deserted by his colony.
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They soon discovered that the penguin was blind, so they called him Blindy. It also has a deformed beak and head, so Blindy can’t be gendered, either.
But his saviours are making sure that Blindy can still live a normal penguin life, so first on the agenda was teaching him to swim.
We'll let you discover how here:
The Helps family do not know whether Blindy will ever survive if he goes back into the wild one day. But for now, they are taking excellent care of him!
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