Penguin – #AtoZ Postcards of New Zealand

P is for penguin . . .  or precious.


Little Blue Penguin (fairy penguin) in New Zealand

Little blue penguin (also called fairy penguin). We have seen them swimming in the Hauraki Gulf when we sail. This one is in the Wellington Zoo.

Practical Information: 

  • Native to New Zealand these little blue penguins are fairly common on New Zealand coasts and also found in southern Australia.
  • They are the world’s smallest penguin, standing just over 25cm (10 inches) and weighing only about a kilogram (2.2 pounds).
  • They are flightless and use their wings to swim.

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Posted for the AtoZ challenge 2016.

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2016

Have you seen a little blue penguin before today? Did you know there were penguins in New Zealand?

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Little blue penguin in New Zealand

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  1. says

    They are very cute. I have seen them at a couple places in Australia, namely Montague Island off the South Coast of NSW and also at Victor Harbour in South Australia. I’m not sure if they were blue however.

  2. Kristi says

    I did not know there were penguins in New Zealand. – let alone little blue ones! What a beautiful photo of that little penguin. 🙂

  3. says

    How beautiful! I saw some wonderful African penguins at the weekend at Bristol Zoo, my favourite part. Thanks for the picture and the information.

  4. says

    My youngest son has been studying the polar regions and penguins as part of it; though we did learn about ALL penguins not just those that live in the polar regions. His favorite penguin is the little blue!

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