Resident Puffins at the Sanctuary
Some of the puffling patients can’t be released for various reasons and we currently have 9 long-term resident puffins at the Sanctuary. Several have vision impairments, one has a leg injury and a few others were cared for by individuals for too long to be released.
Whether a temporary patient or a full-time resident, each puffin in our care eats an average of 3 kg of capelin fish and krill per month, which costs approximately 5 GBP per puffin, per month. The birds receive daily care and enrichment from our animal care team, and quarterly veterinary exams to keep up their health!