Story: Penguins

Happy Feet departs

'Happy Feet', an emperor penguin who strayed off course to New Zealand in 2011, became an international celebrity. After an extended stay in Wellington Zoo, where he recovered from sickness, he was released into the Southern Ocean north of Campbell Island. This television news item reported on his departure. However, the tracking device attached to the penguin stopped transmitting signals a week after his release.

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Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Penguins - Penguins of New Zealand Antarctica', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 April 2024)

Story by Lloyd Spencer Davis, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 11 Jul 2016