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Phillip Island is livestreaming its penguin parade every night

It's a peng-win

Rebecca Russo

It’s a rite of passage for most visitors to Melbourne – make the two-hour drive down to Phillip Island and see Australia’s largest colony of friendly, frolicking fairy penguins. For obvious reasons, we can’t visit those adorable penguins right now – but lucky for us, Phillip Island Nature Parks is making sure we can see those scurrying little creatures from home.

Starting from Tuesday, August 25, Phillip Island Nature Parks is livestreaming the Penguin Parade across Facebook and YouTube. Everyone from around the world will be able to tune in at 6pm AEST (that’s 9am BST or 4am EST) and even ask the rangers questions in real time. 

The stream will last 30-minutes and run nightly for the foreseeable future. Will those bustling little penguins be able to perform without a crowd of gushing tourists? Only time will tell. Tune in on Facebook here or YouTube here.

ICYMI: A BBC sports commentator has hilariously narrated Phillip Island’s penguins.

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