"Penguin Habits" Penguin Island Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

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Penguins which nest on the mainland have declined over the years due to foxes and cats. Most colonies are now on offshore islands. The birds come ashore on Penguin Island an hour or two after sunset and they gather in small groups (or rafts as they are called) just off the beach, drawn together by their barking calls. They will then cross en masse. During reproduction they generally return each year to their natal colony to breed and often to the same burrow.

Address: Penguin Island, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

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  • Written Sep 25, 2005
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