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A Northern blue penguin specimen (Eudytula minor) mounted on a piece of wood, looking downwards with wings slightly out-stretched.
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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.
Accession No
A96.642

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