Wildlife, Cute Animals, Flying Monsters and Scary Snakes (part 2)
Australia has the smallest penguins in the world and they are only 13 inches tall. Might put one in my pocket! What a difficult life/job they have. They are so vulnerable. They are easy prey for seals whilst they swim and hunt for food and easy prey for foxes when they return to land to feed their babies. Apparently, on average one fox can kill 40 penguins in one night. Surviving each day is a huge achievement for these tiny birds.
Thousands of penguins live on Phillips Island which is a conservation area. They go hunting for food from dawn until dusk. They then return to the land to feed their babies who are in little burrows. We visited the Island to watch the fantastic spectacle of hundreds of exhausted little birds come out of the tea and waddle as quickly as they could to their little homes. It was difficult to take photos as it was very dark. I am really frustrated, I have some brilliant short videos to attach, but struggling to upload them onto my blog. I am sure I will become more competent as I continue writing my blog.