Five kororā, little blue penguins, have died in as many months in Nelson Tasman following dog attacks on beaches, and weka have also been injured.
The Department of Conservation is calling for dog owners to keep their pets under control to protect kororā during their breeding season, after the latest attack killed a parent looking after two chicks.
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The survivors from a little blue kororā penguin family, after one adult was killed by dog attack. The two chicks would be unlikely to survive with a solo parent, so all three are being fed in captivity until they are able to be released into the wild.