Nina’s Penguin Still Lost

I have taken a true interest in the fate of that sad young penguin in New Zealand- I think they call him Happy Feet after some cartoon?

Anyway, I have been keeping tabs on him ever since Nina showed me that last article. Apparently, emperor penguins get their water by eating snow and then having it melt within their bodies. So Happy Feet, being both less than a year old and unfamiliar with sand, ate a whole lot of it in hopes of quenching his thirst. It was then removed surgically from his system.

As of now, Happy Feet still lives, and is being kept in an air conditioned room full of crushed ice. There is talk of bringing him back to Antarctica later this year, while SeaWorld San Diego has offered to take him in if that is not an option.

I sure hope he ends up ok!