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Yellow-Eyed Penguin
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Yellow-Eyed Penguin

June 22, 2010
Yellow-Eyed Penguin A Yellow-Eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes). The current status of this penguin is endangered, with an estimated population of 4,000. It is considered one of the world's rarest penguin species. The main threats include habitat degradation, introduced predators as well as environmental changes. It is through to be the most ancient of all living penguins. This photo was taken at a breeding site on the South Island of New Zealand. (Date of Image: May 2001)