Kentucky helps yellow-eyed penguin
Thursday 19th May, 2011Although Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States is more than 1,000 km from the sea and in the northern hemisphere, an 8th grade student from Kentucky Country Day School has raised over (US) $200 for the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust to help the conservation of yellow-eyed penguins.
Adrian Turcu was working on a school project to do with endangered animals, and chose the yellow-eyed penguin. He was particularly interested in yellow-eyed penguins as predators, their interaction with prey species, and the use of scent to deter dogs from entering yellow-eyed penguin nesting areas.
The project won 1st place in a school competition, and Adrian got to host a school fundraiser, at which his fellow schoolmates donated $1.00 each to reach a total of $202 or NZ$250.