The little penguin (kororā) is the smallest penguin in the world, standing just 25cm tall and weighing a little over 1kg.
Little penguin populations are declining in areas that aren't protected from predators. Where predator control is in place, populations have been stable or increasing.
Little penguins only come ashore at night, and they live underground in burrows, natural holes, or under human structures and buildings.
Our little penguins are all rescue animals who sustained injuries and wouldn't be able to survive in the wild.