Penguin Crossing Sign near Punakaiki, New Zealand - Encircle Photos

12 Penguin Crossing Sign near Punakaiki, New Zealand

State Highway 6 begins hugging the scenic West Coast at Woodpecker Bay where the Fox River empties into the Tasman Sea. The next several miles of waterfront heading south are home to colonies of little blue penguins. Averaging just over one foot tall, they are the world’s smallest. The Māori name is kororā. This yellow penguin crossing sign is amusing but no joke. The blue penguins often waddle across the road at dusk and sunrise between their burrow and the sea. Tragically, several are accidently killed each year by motorists.

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State Hwy 6, Fox River 7871, New Zealand

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