Ahhh, this is the cutest thing to see in the world.
Phillip Island, a beautiful spot in Southern Victoria, Australia is home to some 32,000 little penguins.
Little penguins are the smallest of all penguin species standing at around 33cm tall, which is what makes them so darn cute!
Every day after spending between a day or a month at sea, they return home to feed their little ones or make new babies!
The one remaining colony down in Phillip Island is protected by Phillip Island Nature Parks Australia, which is a not for profit, ecotourism organization.
So that’s how we, as visitors to the Island get to see the penguins without causing any damage.
The Nature Park has set up specific viewing areas & boardwalks so the return home at dusk can be viewed at an acceptable distance and we can watch the little critters reunite with burrows & babies as they waddle up the beach & hillsides.
It’s a fantastic experience for kids young & old and highly recommended.
Here’s some pics. Please note you’re not allowed to take pics at the event so I nabbed some of these from their website.
January 3, 2019