This beautifully-made soft toy is a little penguin, the tiniest (and cutest!) breed of the bird on the planet at just 33cm tall. They spend their days happily foraging for tasty morsels in the choppy coastal waters around southern Australia and New Zealand before returning to the safety of their nests at night, although this friendly fella will be equally content snuggled under a cosy doona.
Watch out for them in Sydney – there’s a colony amongst the rocky outcrops of Manly. See if you can spot them from the famous ferry.
Learn how they weigh just 1kg, the same as a bag of rice, and are great swimmers, but can’t fly no matter how hard they flap their wings.
Discover that they’re also called fairy penguins and usually stay with the same mate for life. Both parents feed and care for the young before they leave their burrows or nest at between seven and nine weeks. They live for up to seven years.
Best for: Little hands to carry around and find out all about a species adored by generations of animal-loving children.
- $4.50 from the sale of this product goes to the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.
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