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Cute Little Blue Penguin
  Now At The Melbourne Zoo 

Come see the little blue penguin now.
Zoos Victoria is thrilled to announce that their three zoos, Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo, are now open with various restrictions in place.

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The Melbourne Zoo now has the most amazing exhibit, The Wild Sea displaying Victoria's marine wildlife.

This area showcases the typical Victorian coast environmentand the animals that inhabit the ocean. An interactive beach with sand dunes and a pier, watch the penguins as the play and enjoy the seals frolicking.

Learn about conservation and protection. This is an amazing place for all the fmily to enjoy

Introduce yourself to this cute little creature here at the Zoo and then perhaps extend your friendship and explore the other venues where you can get up close and personal with this little penguin.

The display has large floor to ceiling viewing windows you are able to watch the swimming skills of seals and these cute penguins.

Delight in the penguin's agile diving and aquatic antics.

This may be a flightless bird but it wins the gold medal for swimming!

The Melbourne Zoo is open between 9:00am and 5:00pm every day of the year.

Access is easy by public transport or you can drive and park near by.

For more information check out How to get to the Zoo

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Facts About The Little Penguin

  • The Little Penguin is the smallest species of penguin.
  • They can be found on the coastlines of Southern Australia and New Zealand.
  • Sometimes known as Fairy Penguins, these cute penguins grow to around 43cm (17inches) tall.
  • The male is a little larger than the female.
  • Their coloring is slate grey with their upper plumage areas an indigo color. Underneath is white from their chin to their belly.
  • They have webbed feet.
  • The little penguin has a lifespan on average of 6.5 years.
  • Breeding is carried out all along the entire southern coastline of Australia, including Tasmania.
  • These flightless birds feed by hunting for fish, squid and other small marine animals. Normally they feed fairly close to shore however they have been known to travel quite substantial distances in search for food.
  • Breeding begins around the age of 3 or 4 years of age.
  • They are monotremes(egg laying) and have a tendency to mate and remain loyal to their chosen partner for life.
  • The little blue penguin will choose a nesting place and return to it time and time again.
  • They live in small colonies.
  • Each breeding pair digs out a burrow and usually a pair of chicks are born.
  • The little blue penguins return to their nest at dusk to feed their young. They arrive on shore in small groups helping to protect themselves from predators.
  • In Melbourne, Australia their breeding ground can be found on Phillip Island.

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If you would like to see more little blue penguin antics and other creatures that live in the deep blue sea, visit another top Melbourne Attraction in the heart of the city -  The Melbourne Aquarium.

A great way to save money and budget in a lot more great Melbourne Attractions to visit, is to use the Melbourne Zoo, Aquarium & Melbourne Star Pass which includes entry to the Zoo and Aquarium where you can view these little creatures.

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See the best of Melbourne city's many highlights at your leisure plus get up close to hundreds of different animals at Melbourne Zoo with this combo pass! Save both time and money with a combined pass that gives you 24 hours' unlimited access to a city sightseeing bus that covers 23 popular stops around Melbourne and its suburbs on a double decker bus, as well as entry to one of Victoria's top wildlife attractions.

Take in Melbourne's iconic laneways, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of other essentials, pay a visit to beachside St. Kilda and much more.

Follow it up with entry to Melbourne Zoo where you can have firsthand encounters with all corners of the animal kingdom - from Sumatran Tigers to Gorillas in a special Rainforest section to native Aussie animal favourites such as koalas, kangaroos and more nestled amongst authentic Australian bush.

With over 300 species in total, it's a comprehensive wildlife attraction right in the heart of Melbourne with plenty to see and enjoy for adults and kids alike. Sightseeing and wildlife fun combine to make this a great value combo pass in Melbourne city - so book yours online today!

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Book A Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour Now

See these little creatures in their Natural Environment. It really is an amazing sight to see these little blue penguins waddling up the sandy dunes. You can follow their journey right up to their burrows, sometimes they are a few inches away from you...amazing!

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