A yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho at its nest
Unique to New Zealand, the hoiho, or yellow-eyed penguin, is thought to be the world's rarest penguin.
Yellow-eyed penguins are found along the south-east South Island, on islands off Stewart Island, Stewart Island itself, the Auckland Islands and Campbell Island.
In Maori, 'hoiho' means 'noise shouter'. There are many other interesting facts to be learned about this threatened species.
Habitat destruction, disease, human intervention and predation are all threats to the yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho.
DOC's yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho recovery plan identifies ways to increase hoiho populations.
Some of the ways you can become involved with hoiho/yellow-eyed penguin conservation efforts.
Watch videos about yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho.
Listen to or download a recording of yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho song.
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Call to report sick or injured wildlife, and whale or dolphin strandings.