Story: Penguins

Little penguin

Little penguin

The little penguin is the smallest in the world at 1 kilogram. By contrast, the largest male emperor penguins can weigh 38 kilograms or more. This little penguin is on Kāpiti Island, where some climb to nests hundreds of metres above sea level.

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Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Penguins - Little and yellow-eyed penguins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

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