25 Jun '11, 10am

Antarctic Emperor Penguin has Surgery at Wellington Zoo- but still not feeling happy #green

Antarctic Emperor Penguin has Surgery at Wellington Zoo- but still not feeling happy #green

The emperor penguin that landed at Peka Peka beach on the North Island of New Zealand has undergone surgery at Wellington Zoo today. Yesterday he was taken from the Kapiti Coast to the zoo in a chilled box after his condition deteriorated. Staff said he was dehydrated and suffering heat exhaustion.DOC biodiversity manager Peter Simpson said the penguin had been eating sand, which may have been an effort to cool itself down, as penguins normally eat snow if they get too hot.instead of the usual snow the penguin would eat for water.

Full article: http://www.celsias.com/article/antarctic-emperor-in-nz-pe...

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