Meet The Adorable Fairy Penguin, The Smallest Penguin Species On Earth! as presented by: Treehugger

We recently published an article about Maremma sheepdogs being used as bodyguards to protect Fairy Penguins (aka Little Penguins, Blue Penguins, Korora penguins, etc) from foxes, and a lot of readers told us that they just loved the little blue guys and wanted more. So I figured, why not indulge a bit with a Fairy Penguin special feature! Fairy Penguins only grow to about 12-13 inches on average (30-33 cm), weighting in at a featherweight of around 3 pounds (1.5 kg). This shot provides some scale. You can really see just how small Fairy Penguins are compared to a human.

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