"Penguin Crossing ?????????" Wellington Things to Do Tip by matlocksson

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by matlocksson

In Wellington, you will see signs that warn you of penguin crossings. I didn't see any on my visit but I hear that you are more likely to see them near the Otago peninsula. I was there in February when they were hard to see because they are molting and hide. I heard they are more easily seen in the months after molting. A restaurant owner told me that a couple were trapped at his restaurant because a penguin was under their car ! He told me that they sat for hours drinking coffee until the penguin left. He said that he should get a stuffed animal penguin to put under the cars to make them stay longer !

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  • Updated Mar 26, 2004
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