Penguin Place
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Penguin Place

This private nature reserve for the endangered yellow-eyed penguin, founded in 1985 on Harington Point (outside Dunedin), is funded entirely by guided tours and donations. When Penguin Place opened there were only eight breeding pairs on the property; the number has reached as high as 36 pairs, but fluctuates annually. The site is on a working sheep farm, in an area where native trees and shrubs have been planted to provide sanctuary for the penguins and their nests. Sick and injured birds are brought here from around the region to be cared for in a rehab center. Penguin Place offers several 90-minute tours a day in the summer months (October–March) and one afternoon tour in winter.

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