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Posted on 06/11/2020 by Phillip Island Nature Parks


Phillip Island’s hugely successful nightly live streaming of the Penguin Parade has already been watched by millions globally, and from this Saturday, Japan will become the first country to have a dedicated show in their language.

In a tourism coup, Phillip Island Nature Parks, in collaboration with Tourism Australia and Visit Victoria, will be conducting four livestreams in November, co-hosted by Nature Parks rangers, in both English and Japanese.

The live stream will be showcased on Japan’s most popular TV travel show – Tabi Salad – which has an audience of more than eight million people, and streamed via the Nature Parks YouTube and Facebook channels.

The live stream of the Penguin Parade proved a massive hit when visitors were unable to visit the site in person.

More than 20 million people globally have now watched the Penguin TV live streams - the first time in the world a completely natural and wild event was livestreamed at a regular time complete with ranger commentary.

Phillip Island Nature Parks Chief Executive Catherine Basterfield said the Nature Parks was now exploring broadcasting the Penguin Parade in other languages.

“We continue to take the penguins to the world while the world can’t come to us, and we are planning on doing more livestreams in other languages over the coming months,’’ Ms Basterfield said.

“We’ve also got some exciting plans which we will be revealing soon to have some VIP guest presenters join us on the livestream to take the penguins to a whole new audience.’’