Wildlife
The Yellow Eyed Penguin

The Yellow Eyed Penguin

The Yellow Eyed Penguin

The yellow eyed penguin is one of the some penguin species established in north of the Antarctic Ocean. As its name advises, this species of penguin is simply identified by its yellow colored eyes and light yellow band that runs from its eyes round the back of the yellow-eyed penguin’s skull. They are found off the coast of the south island of New Zealand where this species collects in colonies along with the beaches and boulder fields. The yellow-eyed penguin is also discovered on some of the islands of the major island counting Stewart, Auckland and the Campbell Islands.


The yellow-eyed penguin usually searches for food up 10 miles offshore, and travels (on average) around 15 miles far from the colonies nesting site. The yellow-eyed penguin leaves the colony at dawn and come backs the similar evening during chick rearing, although may spend 2-3 days at sea at other times.