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Happy Feet the penguin missing in Southern Ocean

Scientists tracking Happy Feet, the wayward penguin who became a worldwide celebrity after washing up on a New Zealand beach, said Monday they had lost contact with the giant bird. Researchers said they had received no transmissions since last Friday from a satellite tracking device that was attached to the…

Happy Feet the penguin begins long swim home

Happy Feet, the lost penguin who became a worldwide celebrity after he washed up on a New Zealand beach was released back into the Southern Ocean on Sunday to begin a long swim home to Antarctica. “It’s an indescribable feeling to see a patient finally set free. It?s definitely the…

Ancient giant penguin unearthed in Peru

WASHINGTON — A 36-million-year-old fossil of a penguin from Peru shows the bird had feathers that were reddish brown and gray, unlike the black-and-white tuxedo appearance of today’s penguins, researchers reported. The new species called Inkayacu paracasensis or water king, was nearly five feet (1.5 meters) tall or about twice…

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