Lost Emperor Penguin To Head Home This Month
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
A stranded emperor penguin is finally going home. In June, the young bird showed up on a New Zealand beach nearly 2,000 miles north of Antarctica. Locals named him Happy Feet and nursed the dehydrated penguin back to health. At the end of this month, Happy Feet will board a ship in a refrigerated crate and start the voyage home. One idea on how to release him: Once there, send him down a slide into the ocean.
It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.