Big facts about little penguins

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Discover more about the world's smallest (and cutest) penguins. Phillip Island, Australia, is home to an estimated 32,000 little penguins.

The Penguin Foundation supports the research, conservation and care of sick and injured little penguins. Adopt a penguin today and help a precious Australian wildlife icon.

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Big facts about little penguins

  1. 1. Did you know?...
  2. 2. Penguins are birds. Beak Feathers Flippers (modified wings)
  3. 3. Only 17 species of penguins exist. Little penguins are the smallest. 33cm (13in)
  4. 4. Australia New Zealand Little penguins are only found insouthern Australia and New Zealand.
  5. 5. On land little penguins live in holes in the ground called burrows.
  6. 6. Little penguins may spend between one dayand four weeks at sea.
  7. 7. Deepest dive recorded for a little penguin?
  8. 8. Longest dive recorded for a little penguin?
  9. 9. Little penguins do not mate for life.
  10. 10. Researchers at Phillip Island Nature Parks have recorded anannual divorce rate between 18 and 50% amongst little penguins.
  11. 11. Phillip Island, Australia, is home to an estimated 32,000 little penguins.
  12. 12. adopt me!Help support the conservation, research and care of little penguins. Adopt a penguin at penguinfoundation.org.au

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