Northern Blue Penguin
Eudyptula minor. Stuffed and mounted in an upright standing position with flippers spread out slightly. It is mounted on a piece of driftwood. The upper surface is a blue colour then underneath is white.
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The little blue penguin is the worlds smallest penguin. They are excellent swimmers and come ashore at night. They live in burrows, natural holes and sometimes under buildings. The population is affected by predators and the population is declining where predator control is not being carried out. They lay about 2 eggs in early spring and both parents help to bring food to the nest till the chick is about 8 weeks old when it fledges.
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