Little Blue Penguin
You’re a hard worker… Every morning, you march towards the sea – sometimes negotiating traffic and avoiding dogs – but return at dusk after a hard day’s fishing to hide away for a good night’s sleep.
The little penguin is the smallest species of penguin and found around all coasts of New Zealand’s mainland and many of the surrounding islands.
As with many New Zealand birds, they’re susceptible to predation by introduced predators including cats, dogs and ferrets.
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Not sure why I got this answer, I like swimming but wouldn’t want to live on seafood. But I guess it’s appropriate when one of Oamaru’s claims to fame is its Little Blue Penguin colony.