Story: Penguins

Making nest boxes

Making nest boxes

One way of helping little penguins to breed successfully is to provide them with secure places to nest. A well-designed nest box can be difficult for predators to enter, and provides good shelter in areas that have been stripped of natural cover such as trees. In this photo, Mata Simpson of Wellington’s Mt Cook School is helping his class to construct boxes for penguins around the city’s coastline – under the watchful eye of a stuffed and mounted little penguin.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1991/2084/13A

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Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Penguins - Little and yellow-eyed penguins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6402/making-nest-boxes (accessed 25 February 2020)

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