In this section you'll find general information about penguins found in New Zealand.
The world’s smallest penguin, little penguin (also known as little blue penguin) stand just over 25 centimetres and weigh around one kilogram. They spend much of their time at sea hunting small fish, crustaceans and squid.
The Fiordland crested penguin or tawaki, is one of the rarest of New Zealand’s mainland penguins.
Confined to the subantarctic Snares Islands, the Snares crested penguin nests in dense colonies under forest.
Unique to New Zealand, the hoiho, or yellow-eyed penguin, is thought to be the world's rarest penguin.
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