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The Otago Peninsula is home to breeding areas for the Little Blue Penguin and the rare Yellow-eyed Penguin.

Down on the Otago Peninsula’s beaches you can experience one of New Zealand’s most significant conservation success stories; the resurgence of the endangered Yellow-Eyed Penguin (Hoiho).  They nest in coastal vegetation, hidden from other birds and humans. The Little Blue Penguin – the world’s smallest penguin – also breeds here.

The best way to observe these birds is with a wildlife tour operator, and you may even see sea lions and seals as well.
 

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