Story: Penguins

Movement on land

Penguins make quite slow progress on land, but they display remarkable tenacity. These Snares crested penguins and other crested species, including the aptly named rockhopper, may take on steep rock climbs to reach suitable nest sites.

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Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Penguins - Life on land', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2023)

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