29 Jun '11, 11pm

Update: NZ Penguin Recovering For Big Swim Back to Antartica (VIDEO):

Update: NZ Penguin Recovering For Big Swim Back to Antartica (VIDEO):

The Emperor penguin who was found last Monday on Peka Peka Beach in New Zealand after swimming almost 2,000 miles from its home in Antarctica now has a name (Happy Feet, after the 2006 animated movie); has undergone endoscopic surgery to remove sand and driftwood from its system ; is staying an air-conditioned room kept to a nice 2 degrees Celsius thanks to shaved ice and big blocks of ice; may get himself or herself (the penguin’s gender is not yet known) a partial ride home courtesy of New Zealand snack company Bluebell , who has long used a penguin as its icon. As CBC News notes, wildlife officials had first dismissed the idea of transporting the penguin back home “because of logistical difficulties and the fear that it could transmit infections picked up during its New Zealand vacation to other penguins.” But an advisory group called by the Department of Conservation h...

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