Thursday, December 7, 2006

Penguins parade a tough life

It might look like the life of luxury, being hand-fed fresh fish and living in cosy accommodation on a health farm with a swimming pool, but these waddling wonders are getting some much needed R&R before returning to the wild.

Phillip Island Nature Parks penguin hospital treats an average of 140 of the island's tiny inhabitants a year for conditions ranging from starvation to boat propeller injuries.

However oil spills can see the number of penguin casualties top 500.

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