Posts Tagged ‘Tungo’

Penguin To Get New Beak

November 23, 2010

The Penguin Post has learned that an injured Gentoo penguin that lost a piece of its beak now has a new one.  The penguin was found stranded on a beach near Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and was brought to a local zoo.  Its thought that the penguins beak was shattered by a boat propeller and with his damaged beak he could only eat with the help of caretakers.  The zoo’s veterinarian fit the five month old penguin, now named Tungo with an acrylic beak to help the bird eat and catch fish on its own. In a few weeks, he is expected to fully recover and be ready to travel to a breeding center in California.