Penne was sent off to Rotterdam on the 22nd of February, 2001. She has gone to stay with Gerard and Angelique Peet and their two daughters Juliette (7 at the time) and Suzanne (8 at the time).

Gerard was a member of Rotterdam City Council and Rotterdam (along with Porto, Portugal) was 2001's Cultural Capital of Europe.

Gerard has been collecting penguin paraphernalia for more than 20 years and published the Concise Rotterdam Penguin Encyclopedia in 2003 (sold out). The book documents all types of penguins from fact and fiction.

Penne has been resting for some years but is keen on starting out for new adventures. Her skin is peeling of slightly, but being over 10 years old that should be no surprise. It won’t hold her back though!