So long, Happy Feet

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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30th August, 2011
The day I visited the lost emperor penguin, it was snowing at Wellington Zoo. The lions were surveying the city through a haze of white, the Himalayan red pandas were gambolling happily in snowy treetops, Keza the chimp had wrapped himself in a blanket and was catching snowflakes on his tongue and the humans were smiling and laughing. But Happy Feet, the young penguin that arrived at Wellington Zoo in June, was unimpressed. Although it was Wellington’s second coldest day on record, with snow falling intermittently throughout the day, he had to be coaxed out of his refrigerated room and ...

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