Also known as hoiho, or yellow-eyed penguin, the endangered ‘antisocial’ penguin has been voted New Zealand’s bird of the year. The rare penguins, that communicates by screaming, jumped 12 spots from 2018 to claim the first ranking.
Notably, this is the first time a seabird has won the title since the competition began 14 years ago. At the final count, the hoiho won 12,022 out of 43,460 verified votes. There are an estimated 225 yellow-eyed penguins left in the world.
Read more at The Guardian