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Warming world wiping out our prized penguin

Wednesday 17 May 17 10:00am

Hoiho ... numbers in decline

NEW ZEALAND's Yellow-eyed penguins – the world’s rarest penguin - could be extinct on the mainland by 2060 as climate change puts extra pressure on the already endangered birds, scientists are warning.

Research released today shows that warming sea temperatures, caused by climate change, have cut numbers of yellow-eyed penguins, or hoiho, by a third.

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