Another trans-tasman identity shock has emerged after some careful scientific research.
University of Otago led researchers have found out that an extinct Tasmanian penguin never actually existed.
It's looking a like another case of dual citizenship mix up with a New Zealand breed.
New science has debunked old science by showing the bones from the so-called Australian Hunter Island penguin were actually from three different living penguin species, including two from New Zealand.
Tess Cole talks to Jesse about uncovering the identity mix up.