Kōrero: Penguins

Penguins killed by dogs

Penguins killed by dogs

Penguins are protected by law in New Zealand, but they remain at risk from uncontrolled dogs. Here, two domestic dogs have gone on a spree, killing 72 little penguins in a short time. Cats and ferrets are also a threat during nesting. The number of little penguins has climbed quite quickly at sites where predators have been removed.

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New Zealand Penguins
Photograph by Dave Houston

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Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Penguins - Conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6392/penguins-killed-by-dogs (accessed 29 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Lloyd Spencer Davis, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 11 Jul 2016