2 Nov 2018

Critter of the Week The Hoiho - Yellow Eyed Penguin

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:28 pm on 2 November 2018

Featured on the $5 bank note, the distinctive yellow head-band and eyes of the hoiho make it one of our better known birds, but some recent DNA investigations have opened a new chapter in how and when hoiho made New Zealand home. 

We all know the yellow-eyed penguin, but how much do we really understand about its struggle to survive?

Yellow-eyed penguin (hoiho)

Yellow-eyed penguin (hoiho) Photo: Thomas Mattern

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