These little blue penguins just got their own VIP pass away from traffic and tourists.

Thanks to the local Waitaki district council of Oamaru Harbour, Otago in New Zealand, water and power lines were pushed aside in order to allow construction of a penguin-sized tunnel.

This underpass allows the birds to safely travel from their nests to the sea in privacy.

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The blue penguin – also known as the little penguin or the fairy penguin – has fallen prey to human development and pollution, however the species still thrives on the coasts of New Zealand, Australia, and possibly even Chile.

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