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Least Concern #30 Little Penguin (Endangered species) 2021

The_Nature_PlugDec 26, 2021, 12:15:19 PM

The Little Penguin or also known as the Fairy Penguins, Little Blue Penguins, or Blue Penguins, and by its Māori name kororā is a species of penguin native to New Zealand and Australia and is currently listed as least concern on the endangered species list. 

Reasons for least concern status - food, introduced predators, human development, human interference, fishing equipment, oil spills, plastic pollution, climate change.

Conservation efforts - They have introduced predator management programs, habitat restoration programs, and they have cleaning and rehabilitation facilities for oil spills. And they also live in zoos and aquariums. 

Little Penguin Facts  

Science Name: Eudyptula minor

Size: 30 – 35 cm

Weight:  1.5 kg

Native Locations: New Zealand,  Australia 

Lifespan:  6 years

Population: est: 350,000 - 600,000 

Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)


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