03 November 2011

Penguin decides to cruise

NEW ZEALAND - Tour company Real Journeys tells passengers on their Doubtful Sound cruise there is a chance they might catch a glimpse of a rare Fiordland penguin, but I bet they didn't expect to see one of the actual boat!

The unusual tourist, nicknamed Larry (as in "happy as ..."), was spotted by a passenger aboard the Navigator, waiting at the top of the steps to be let through the gates onto the cruise boat.

A Real Journeys spokeswoman said that the Navigator crew had seen 23 Fiordland penguins on Seymour Island, showing that predator control is working.

Source
Penguin hitches a ride, Otago Daily Times, 28 October 2011

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