Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Feet- The World Famous Penguin

The emperor penguin who was found thousands of kilometres from home at a Kapiti Coast beach is on his journey home to Antarctic in the Southern Ocean thanks to the purpose built crate and human assistance.

The Antarctic bird, dubbed Happy Feet, had surgery at Wellington Zoo after it became seriously ill from eating sand and sticks on Peka Peka beach
. Happy feet has recovered and built enough strength to be transported halfway to Antarctic by the NIWA research vessel, the Tangaroa and release in the Southern Ocean .

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