Monday, June 23, 2008

Ready to go home

This little penguin nearly died from exhaustion a week ago. She was found washed up on Miners Beach lying flat out on her back.

“She was most likely beaten up by rough seas and storms,” a For Australian Wildlife Needing Aid (FAWNA) volunteer, June Le Pla, said.

Ms. Le Pla nursed the penguin back to health for a week on a diet of pilchards, whitebait and squid.

She said the penguin, whom she named Penelope, was most likely about a year old and could expect to have an average lifespan of about six years in the wild.

On Friday, Penelope was set back into her native habitat at Shelly Beach.

Source: Port Macquarie News

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