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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.

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2011-08-17 13:25:00

A young Emperor penguin stranded on a New Zealand beach thousands of miles from home is heading back home on a research ship.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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