We receive penguins from up and down the NSW coast. They are admitted to the hospital with a variety of reasons – some are underweight and exhausted, some have been injured in dog attacks, others are ill. Some penguins are admitted during their annual moult. During the moult penguins cannot go in the water as they are not waterproof, and must stay on land. The moult lasts about a month and during this time, penguins are vulnerable to harassment by humans, domestic animals or predators.