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Lost Penguin 'Happy Feet' Returns Home To Antarctica
2011-08-30 05:05:23

  Hundreds of people have visited Wellington Zoo in New Zealand to bid farewell to a lost emperor penguin that washed ashore 3,000 miles from home, desperately ill after consuming sand he had mistaken for snow. Nicknamed Happy Feet, the penguin began his journey home to Antarctica on Monday after recovering from lifesaving surgery to remove 7 pounds of sand from his stomach. "We have a bittersweet moment, I think, for the zoo," said Wellington Zoo chief executive Karen Fifield...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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