Home to the smallest penguins in the world, this specially designed exhibit offers our cute little Fairy Penguins their very own slice of paradise. You can observe them diving, swimming and burrowing as they playfully interact with each other while getting a rare and educational insight into the nature of these amazing flightless birds.
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Penguins are unique birds which have adapted to life at sea. Many are beautifully patterned with the male and female looking very similar. The penguin family (Spheniscidae) contains the largest number of flightless birds. The Little penguin or Fairy penguin, (Eudyptula minor) reaching only 30cm in height, is the smallest of the eighteen species of penguins while the largest is the Emperor penguin which stands over one metre tall.
Penguins are found only in the southern hemisphere. They prefer the cooler temperatures where there is a plentiful supply of their favourite foods. Their closest relatives in the northern hemisphere are the auks and the puffins, however, both these species can fly. Little penguins are only found in the southern half of Australia from Fremantle in Western Australia across the southern coastline and up to Fraser Island in Queensland. The most famous Fairy penguin colony is open to the public on Phillip Island in Victoria. Whilst they are found up to 1 kilometre inland, they generally live on isolated beaches and on small offshore islands.