Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fairy penguin visits South Africa

This Little Blue is the world’s smallest penguin, normally found in southern Australia and New Zealand. It was found stranded at Cape Henderson south of Haga- Haga, South Africa, a few weeks ago.

This is possibly a first recording along the South African coast for the species. The penguin is currently being rehabilitated on a private nature reserve. It won’t be available for public viewing until authorities are happy it won’t spread any diseases or have any harmful effect on any of the local species.

Source: Dispatch Online

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