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The smallest of all penguins, little blue penguins are also called fairy penguins due to their tiny size. Like other penguins, little blue penguins are designed to swim, not fly. They spend the day foraging for small fish in the shallow waters of the sea close to shore.

a bunch of little blue penguins on the beach

Did You Know?

Also called fairy penguins, the little blue penguin’s feathers have a dark blue tinge.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Eudyptula minor

Australia and New Zealand

Ocean and coastal shores

1.3 to 1.5 ft

25 years

Zoo Location:
Roo Valley

Fish and marine invertebrates