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. any thing

    February 3, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    hi this is awesome

  2. Madelene

    December 6, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Wow how wonderful and cute little blue penguin

  3. Madi

    December 6, 2016 at 9:55 am

    How kind and so cute😍😍😍😍

  4. Anna

    December 5, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Cool and how did you get the idea.

  5. OLLY

    November 29, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    so cute

  6. OLLY

    November 29, 2016 at 4:51 pm

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

  7. sharniquewa

    November 29, 2016 at 9:18 am

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

  8. flynn

    November 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

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

  9. Izzy Is busy drinking fizzy all day

    November 25, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Thats really cool how they did that

  10. animal lover

    November 24, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    awww that is so cute

  11. Connie Jarm

    November 24, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    That is helpful!

  12. pie time

    November 24, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    that’s cool!

  13. Tigersrock

    November 24, 2016 at 1:19 pm

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

  14. Alan

    November 24, 2016 at 9:27 am

    The penguins are so cute!!

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