Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)

January 15, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), Otago Peninsula, New ZealandYellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), Otago Peninsula, New ZealandYellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), Otago Peninsula, South Island, NewZealand
Endemic to New Zealand, the hoiho or yellow-eyed penguin is the rarest penguin on earth. Like so many other wild species that are dependent on the sea, these guys are suffering a significant population decline as well. Commercial net fisheries on top of disease, habitat loss and introduced predators are the main factors causing their decline. It is the most "at risk" penguin in the world with about 3400 or so remaining as of 2017.
 


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