Penguins (Little or Fairy)
Eudyptula minor – Australian
At Billabong Zoo, Port Macqaurie we have 5 Little Penguins – 3 males & 2 males and newly hatched young (September 2016)
Skipper (male); Memphis(m); Private (m); Kowalski (female); Mumble (f)
Little (or Fairy) Penguins are flightless seabirds. They use their modified wings, called flippers, for swimming. Little Penguins are the smallest of all the 17 penguin species; approximately 33cm tall and weigh around 1 kilogram. They are the only penguins with blue & white feathers instead of black & white feathers. Penguins moult once a year to replace their old & worn feathers.