Happy Feet Hoping to Raise 30K

The Penguin Post has learned that the Wellington Zoo and the NZ Department of Conservation are trying to raise $30,000 to finance Happy Feet the wayward Emperor Penguins return to the wild.  The penguin has been staying at the zoo since falling ill from eating sand and sticks on the Kapiti coast  after losing it way swimming from Antarctica six weeks ago. A zoo spokesperson says the plan is to release ‘Happy Feet’ later this month off the coast of Bluff and track his progress. Caring for Happy Feet has so far cost the zoo about $10,000. Donations from the public have funded this and the zoo hopes the bird’s return to the wild will also be funded through the public’s generosity.  To donate contact the Wellington Zoo.

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