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Oamaru builds tunnel to help penguins

November 24, 2016

Oamaru has built a 25 metre tunnel to help their local penguins pass the busy road between the sea and their nests.

Penguins in the town are rare ‘blue’ penguins, the smallest kind in the world, and are an endangered species.

Before the underpass, the birds crossed the road protected only by a “penguin crossing” sign.

The underpass was started in September this year, and was opener earlier this month.

Oamaru’s blue penguin colony is one of the few populations in the world that is actually growing.

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1

The penguins are so cute!!

2

That is an awesome idea! Helping endangered species is great!
The penguins are soo cute

3

that's cool!

4

That is helpful!

5

awww that is so cute

6
Izzy Is busy drinking fizzy all day

Thats really cool how they did that

7

This is great because I live in Oamaru, paying attention to the smaller towns! Finally 🙂

8

that is great news because it is letting others know and to help what is going on

9

wow that is cool the penguins wont die because they will not get run over

11

Cool and how did you get the idea.

12

How kind and so cute😍😍😍😍

13

Wow how wonderful and cute little blue penguin

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