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Akaroa attractions - For over 25 years, I had wanted to see the marching little blue penguins in New Zealand. My mom first told me about them and then I saw a documentary years...
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For over 25 years, I had wanted to see the marching little blue penguins in New Zealand. My mom first told me about them and then I saw a documentary years ago. At that time, I was fascinated to learn that there were penguins that lived in places other than Antarctica or similar types of climate. These Little Blue Penguins, or Fairy Penguins, are the smallest in the world, ranging in size from about 11-13 inches and fully grown, weigh a little over 2 lbs.

While we were in Oamaru, we went to the Blue Colony Penguin viewing. As dusk hit at about 9:45pm, the first penguins started coming in from the sea. They would get together and form "rafts" as they swam in, make their way up the rocks and to their little homes, quacking and chattering to each other. We were unable to take photos because certain types of sounds and light confuse them and could scare them back out to sea. I loved seeing the conservation efforts in protecting and helping get the numbers of these endangered little guys back up. It was an amazing experience and I'm glad I got to witness it.

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