SUPPORTING THE WORLD'S SMALLEST PENGUIN
Helping recover injured kororā and returning them back home
Little Blue Penguins, also known as Kororā (in Te Reo Māori), are the world's smallest species of penguin, weighing only around 1kg with their height just over 25cm.
They are native to New Zealand and although they have been thought to be the same as Australia's Fairy Penguins, turns out, they're actually a distinct species of penguin!
Unfortunately, their population is declining due to being caught in set nets, boat strikes, and the threat of predators such as dogs, cats, ferrets, and stoats.
Wellington Zoo is based in New Zealand's capital city and is a conservation zoo that runs an on-site animal hospital, The Nest Te Kōhanga, rehabilitating animals in need.
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