WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A youthful Antarctic Emperor penguin has used a uncommon incorrect flip and ended up stranded on a New Zealand seaside.
Emperor penguins generally devote their whole lives in Antarctica and almost never ever make landfall near people. It has been 44 decades considering that a wild Emperor penguin was last sighted in New Zealand.
Conservation authorities say the penguin is about 10 months previous, and stands about 32 inches (80 centimeters) large. It most likely took to the drinking water several months in the past to search for squid and krill and misplaced its way.
Experts say the bird is healthful but will want to locate its way back again south if it is to survive.
A resident found the bird although strolling her dog Monday evening at Peka Peka Seashore on the northwestern coast.
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