Eastern Rockhopper Penguin
The Eastern rockhoppers are named after their tendency to leap across rocky terrain — making them one of the most athletic penguin species on land.
Eastern rockhoppers are found on Macquarie Island (TAS), Heard Island and McDonald Islands (located south-west of Perth).
DID YOU KNOW? Unfortunately, eastern rockhopper penguins have suffered a major decline in population. Changes in ocean productivity mean less available food for the penguins, which is exacerbated by climate change. Other penguin species found to the South of Australia are Gentoo penguins, Macaroni penguins, Adélie penguins, and Emperor penguins.