Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Little Blue Penguins

I first learned about Little Blue Penguins (also called Fairy Penguins) a couple of years ago. They live in New Zealand and are quite unique. In addition to their gorgeous blue colour, they are the world's smallest penguin, growing to only 13-14 inches tall. Fairy Penguins spend their days out to sea and their nights on land. It is quite a spectacle to see them coming back to shore. There are bleachers set up on the beach so folks can watch and take pictures or videos.
 These little guys don't always return to land at night. They are completely waterproof  so they can float on the water for long periods, sleeping about 20 minutes at a time