A Dozen Cool Little Blue Penguin Facts

12 Amazing Little Penguin Facts from Penguin Place!

  • Little Penguins are the only penguins to breed on the Australian mainland.
  • Little Penguins are the smallest penguins in the world. They stand 33cm tall and weigh approximately one kilogram.
  • Little Penguins live to an average of seven years. The oldest Little Penguin ever recorded is 26 years and four months.
  • Little Penguins are the only penguins to ‘parade’ when they come ashore each night after a day’s fishing at sea.
  • Little Penguins are seabirds – their feathers are actually blue above and white below.
  • Little Penguins swim up to 10km/hour!
  • Deepest recorded dive recorded by a Little Penguin is 67 metres – by a female penguin.
  • The longest recorded swimming trip by a Little Penguin was 1012 km.
  • Little Penguins lay two eggs. Males and females take turns incubating eggs. They usually shift every 3 to 4 days but can survive up to 10 days without eating, when food is not easy to find.
  • Phillip Island is the most famous Penguin viewing location in the world and Australia’s most popular natural wildlife attraction with over 500,000 visitors each year.
  • The Penguin Parade, as part of Phillip Island Nature Parks, is a not for profit, self funding ecotourism attraction.
  • Research programs to protect the Little Penguins have been running for over 43 years.


One Response to “A Dozen Cool Little Blue Penguin Facts”

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