The animal rescue centers that operate in many different countries are places that not only provide animals in despair with food and medical assistance, but also with love, affection, and care. And sometimes it seems that the latter has even greater influence in the process of recovery. A center of this type is the Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue in New Zealand which opened in Sepetmber 2017. Its core purpose is treating injured and ill native New Zeland birds.
The facility is operated by Sabrina Luecht, a wildlife biologist who specializes in endangered species and although it may seem unbelievable, she does it for free.
A great number of young seabirds faced with starvation recently due to La Nina conditions. The majority of birds Sabrina has been caring for are shags, Hutton’s shearwaters, gulls, petrels, owls, kereru, kingfishers and blue penguins like the adorable one in the video below.
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