Fighting the good penguin fight

South African yellow-eyed penguin specialist Dr Lisa Argilla has spent the past two months spearheading the temporary “Hoiho Hospital” at the Otago Polytechnic School of Veterinary Nursing in Dunedin. Margot Taylor looks at what Dr Argilla calls her “life”.

Wildlife veterinarian Dr Lisa Argilla spends her days¬† cleaning up waste,¬† feeding hungry tummies and doing “at least” 20 loads of washing.

But it is not babies she is looking after, rather injured yellow-eyed penguins.

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