Juvenile thousands of kilometres from its natural environment. Some close up shots.

Juvenile thousands of kilometres from its natural environment. Some close up shots.
Species: Emperor Penguin   Aptenodytes forsteri
Author: Doug and Denise Norris
Date: 
Friday, June 24, 2011
Added to IBC: 16 Jun 2013 - 08:43
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This juvenile Emperor Penguin called Happy Feet gained celebrity status when it strayed thousands of kilometres from its natural habitat to New Zealand shores. The bird had to be rescued, fed and ingested sand removed from its stomach. The bird was released into the Southern Ocean and tracked via a satellite tracking device for a few days and we hope it survives to hear the pitter-platter of the feet of its own off-spring.

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Doug and Denise Norris, IBC1212652. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1212652.

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Doug and Denise Norris, IBC1212652. Video of Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri at Kapiti Coast District, New Zealand. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1212652.

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