Meet the Penguins: 6 things I learnt from the ABC’s new documentary

From battling seals and water rats to surviving the 1980s, the Australian little penguin is full of surprises.

The ABC is premiering a brand-new nature documentary about Australia’s little penguins. These fascinating creatures have captured our curiosity for decades, and now, thanks to new technology and some hands-on insight, we get to go up-close and personal in Meet the Penguins.

From the world’s most famous penguin parade on Phillip Island to the penguins living at the foot of Luna Park in St Kilda, Meet the Penguins follows a handful of adult penguins who, over six months, attempt to complete a very important mission: to stake their territory, partner up and raise their chicks.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports