5,000 of the world’s smallest penguins waddle onto Australian beach in record-breaking parade

As sunset fell on Australia’s Phillip Island last week, thousands of tiny black-and-white birds took part in the largest “penguin parade” seen on the island since records began in the early 1990s. 1960, with more than 5,200 little penguins (Small Eudyptula) across the beach in one night.

Phillip Island – known as Millowl to the indigenous Bunurong people – is home to Australia’s largest colony of small penguins, currently numbering around 40,000, according to Penguin Foundation, a group that funds research and conservation efforts on the island. This is the world’s smallest penguin; According to Australian Museum.

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