An emperor penguin became an internet sensation when it washed up on a New Zealand beach in June, and the animal, named Happy Feet while in captivity, was just released into the Southern Ocean today. Now the penguin will begin its journey home to Antarctica. The emperor penguin was only the second of its kind to make it all the way to New Zealand, and he had to be nursed back to health after swallowing about 6 pounds of sand, after mistaking it for snow. The poor little guy was operated on...Read Full Story
Happy Feet is an emperor penguin who became lost and ended up on a New Zealand beach. It was let free on September 4, 2011. See more about Happy Feet here.