Photo Credit: Doug Gimesy

    Twice monthly a volunteer group goes out at night to this breakwater to monitor the little penguin community surviving within cooee of the Melbourne CBD. Found only in Australia and New Zealand, the little penguin is the world’s smallest species of these marine birds.

    Photo Credit: Doug Gimesy
    Photo Credit: Doug Gimesy

    Penguin researcher Dr Zoe Hogg and Kate Bulling check a chick for ticks and fleas – parasites that can significantly affect the health of a young penguin.

    Photo Credit: Doug Gimesy
    Photo Credit: Doug Gimesy
    Photo Credit: Doug Gimesy
    Photo Credit: Doug Gimesy
    Photo Credit: Doug Gimesy
    Photo Credit: Doug Gimesy

The little penguins that call the city home

By Doug Gimesy | November 1, 2018

The world’s smallest penguin has made one of Australia’s largest cities its home.