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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