Story: Penguins

Penguin pelts

Penguin pelts

Like seals, penguins were harvested for their oil and pelts during the 19th century. This large pile of rolled skins was apparently left behind on the Antipodes Islands, to be rediscovered in 1978.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10047035
Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Penguins - Conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Lloyd Spencer Davis, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 11 Jul 2016