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A penguin-led recovery? Fairy penguins return to Eden

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A fairy penguin has heeded the call and been seen at Eden. Image courtesy SA Department of Water. 

Eco-tourism is being considered as a future growth industry at Eden with an innovative project to invite fairy penguins back to the town underway.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has placed recorded penguin calls at a strategic spot hoping to attract the fairy penguins which once lived at Twofold bay, back to nest and establish a colony.

And while there's a long way to go NPWS has now recorded its first sighting of a curious fairy penguin, who has come in to see what all the fuss and noise is about.