Story: Penguins

Snares crested penguins

Snares crested penguins

The Snares crested penguin has the most limited distribution of any penguin: solely on the isolated Snares Islands, where approximately 30,000 pairs cling to four little islands for the purposes of procreation. The Galapagos penguin is also confined to a single island group – the equatorial Galapagos Islands.

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Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Penguins - The crested penguins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6411/snares-crested-penguins (accessed 22 August 2019)

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