29 Aug '11, 4am

Penguin Heads Home After Making a Rare Wrong Turn

From the moment that the young penguin made a rare wrong turn north, away from its home in Antarctica, the odds against its survival were stacked -- but in a fortunate twist, it made landfall in New Zealand where it found no shortage of helping hands. The arrival of the bird, only the second of its kind ever to wind up there, grabbed the headlines, earning it the name 'Happy Feet'. Experts had hoped that Happy Feet would return home on its own accord, but the animal's failing health required medical attention. Perhaps following its instinct to quench its thirst by eating snow and ice, the penguin unwittingly took to eating sand, forcing veteranarians to step and provide the bird with a special concoction of blended seafood, the media dubbed "Fish Milkshakes" with which to nourish the Happy Feet back to health. Now, New Zealand's Stuff.co.nz reports that the wayward Emperor...

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