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There was a parade of penguins at last weekend’s “Antarctic Festival”.


5,500 plywood penguins had been decorated by children in more than 100 schools in Tasmania, plus a few from the mainland. Here are a some of the colourful creatures.

Tasmania is home for several real penguin colonies. There is a town called “Penguin” on the north coast.


More creative penguins were on display, decorated by local artists and on sale to raise funds for local Antarctic museums.