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Yellow-eyed penguins could disappear from mainland – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on May 17th, 2017.

One of New Zealand’s iconic species, the yellow-eyed penguin or hoiho, could disappear from the mainland within decades unless there is urgent action taken to protect the remaining population. Researchers from the University of Otago sounded the alarm after modelling suggested the South Island population could become locally extinct by 2060. But even that estimate […]

Mystery deaths highlight penguin plight

John Kerr posted in on March 13th, 2013.

Scientist are concerned for the survival of yellow-eyed penguin populations in Otago following the deaths of more 50 of the birds from an as-yet-unidentified toxin or disease. The bodies of the birds were found washed up along the Otago Peninsula last month. While it was assumed the penguins were poisoned by a biotoxin released from […]

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