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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