8:00pm Thursday, October 07 2010
About The ProgramPenguin couple Bluey and Sheila are struggling to feed their hungry chicks, Sammy and Tom, and protect them from predatory gulls, domestic pets and a feral fox that is stalking the colony.
As the rangers set out to hunt the fox, we meet the human residents of Phillip Island whose homes have been reclaimed by the government to make way for a penguin protection zone – the first time in the world that human settlement has been removed to protect a single species.
Research manager Peter Dann, a world-renowned leader in the study of Little Penguins, heads up the scientific effort to study and protect the Little Penguins.
And we visit Phillip Island’s animal hospital where carer Marg Healy is working to save a Little Penguin whose life has been threatened by a careless fisherman. A rushed visit to the vet ensues, but will they be able to save his foot?
Back at the ‘Penguin Café’, Rocky continues his search for Mrs Right and loses out to an amorous neighbour, while a hungry Sammy and Tom beg from the wrong neighbour with disastrous consequences, until Bluey returns to save the day and fight off an intruder.