Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Little Penguins Go Home...

The cargo ship Rena ran aground on the coast of Tauranga some time ago.
Among the victims of the worst environmental disaster in New Zealand's history were forty nine very cute but very sick little penguins who washed ashore, blackened by oil and very near death.
Wildlife rescuers were on hand to meticulously scrub clean their feathery coats and nurse them back to robust health.
A couple of days ago, after nearly two months, those little penguins happily made their way, in front of hundreds of delighted onlookers, back to sea...
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