little penguin burrow


More info: Phillip Island is located just off Australia’s southern coast.

Little penguins are native to Australia. On Phillip Island, they leave their burrows around an hour before sunrise and head for the sea, swimming up to 100kms each day before they return to the island at dusk.

Little penguins weigh just under a kilo with the males slightly heavier. They will consume the equivalent of their body weight in food each day. Their diet consists of anchovies, small fish, pilchards, garfish and krill.

Additional Information :
Wildlife Fact Sheet - Little Penguin -
Little Blue (Fairy) Penguin -
Animal Diversity Web -