The New Zealand Department of Conservation has now added the Fiordland crested penguin to their nationally endangered list. These rare breed of penguins were threatened before but because of human-induced threats (such as fisheries) and introduced predators, their numbers are dwindling. There was speculation last year that conservation groups were trying to get a lot of species of penguins onto the endangered lists. Hopefully their situations will improve. Maybe Munroe will be the Fiordland crested penguins’ savior.
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