‘Super rare’: Antarctic penguin washes up in New Zealand, 3,000km from home

‘Super rare’: Antarctic penguin washes up in New Zealand, 3,000km from home

An Antarctic penguin has traversed 3,000km of icy waters to find himself far from home and on new and puzzling shores: the south-eastern coastline of New Zealand. The Adélie penguin in question, affectionately named “Pingu” by locals, was spotted looking somewhat lost at Birdlings Flat, a small settlement on New Zealand’s South Island. It’s only […]

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Hear be kiwis: New Zealand celebrates as distinctive cry of iconic bird returns

Hear be kiwis: New Zealand celebrates as distinctive cry of iconic bird returns

It’s a frigid, early-winter night, and across the forests and farmlands of Northland, people are crouching in the dark. They’ve timed this night for the waning moon, so moonlight doesn’t disturb any visitors. Scattered through the night, they sit, silently, and listen. The sound they’re all hoping for is a high-pitched, piercing cry, or guttural […]

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