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We Can All Track 'Happy Feet' On His Swim Home

The pause before the plunge: Happy Feet hesitated, and needed a little nudge from a handler, before sliding down into the sea on Sunday. i i

The pause before the plunge: Happy Feet hesitated, and needed a little nudge from a handler, before sliding down into the sea on Sunday. New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research/Getty Images hide caption

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The pause before the plunge: Happy Feet hesitated, and needed a little nudge from a handler, before sliding down into the sea on Sunday.

The pause before the plunge: Happy Feet hesitated, and needed a little nudge from a handler, before sliding down into the sea on Sunday.

New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research/Getty Images

It took a little nudge, but Happy Feet the wayward penguin was indeed sent on his way home (hopefully) over the weekend.

The Associated Press has video of the moment when the little guy who ended up on a beach in New Zealand — thousands of miles from his home in Antarctica — slid into the Pacific Ocean.

The Associated Press/YouTube

Now, thanks to the satellite transmitter that was attached to the penguin, we can all follow his progress on the Web. Click here to get to a page where there's a "map" tab that should show where he is (it's not a "live" feed; the transmitter switches on twice a day for a few hours each time).

There are also Twitter updates: @nzemperor.

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