“Happy Feet” Released Into Wild

A veterinarian assists a king penguin ou
A veterinarian assists a king penguin ou
A veterinarian assists a king penguin out of an enclosure to undergo a physical exam and blood test to ensure the bird's health at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore on August 5, 2011. Four captive-bred king penguins will soon be flown to China as part of an exchange programme between the Jurong Bird Park under the Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) and Panyu Xiangjiang Safari Park in Guangzhou in southern China. King penguins are the second largest species of penguin after the emperor penguin. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: In this handout provided by Pacific Radiology Ltd, an X-ray image of "Happy Feet", the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, is seen on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Pacific Radiology Ltd via Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: In this handout provided by Pacific Radiology Ltd, an X-ray image of "Happy Feet", the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, is seen on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Pacific Radiology Ltd via Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, is brought into the operating theatre by Wellington Zoo staff Dr Lisa Argilla (R) and Dr Baukje Lenting at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, undergoes a medical examination at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, undergoes a medical examination at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, undergoes a medical examination while Wellington Zoo staff member Lydia Uddsrtom looks on at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, has a cotton bud held on its flipper after a needle was removed at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, is anaesthetised before a medical examination at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, undergoes a medical examination at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, undergoes a medical examination at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, undergoes a medical examination while Wellington Zoo staff Lydia Uddsrtom (R) and Dr Baukje Lenting look on at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, undergoes a medical examination while Wellington Zoo staff Lydia Uddsrtom (L) and Dr Baukje Lenting look on at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, undergoes a medical examination by Wellington Zoo staff (L to R) Lydia Uddsrtom, Dr Lisa Argilla and Dr Baukje Lenting at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, undergoes a medical examination by Wellington Zoo staff (L to R) Lydia Uddsrtom, Dr Lisa Argilla and Dr Baukje Lenting at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, recovers after undergoing a medical examination at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, undergoes a medical examination at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
"Happy Feet" Recovers In Wellington Zoo
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 29: "Happy Feet" the emperor penguin that washed up on the Kapiti Coast last week, undergoes a medical examination at Wellington Zoo on June 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The young penguin landed on NZ shores last week, after traveling over 3,000 kilometres from the antarctic. The ill penguin was operated on at Wellington Zoo several times this week to remove sand and sticks from it's stomach with hopes it will recover fully. A team of experts is likely to decide today, whether the bird will remain in captivity in New Zealand, or be transported back the the antarctic. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 29: The emperor penguin named "Happy Feet" stands in his container next to Gareth Morgan, who helped fund the penguin's electronic tracking equipment, aboard NIWA's research vessel Tangaroa, at Burnham Wharf on August 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The penguin was found at Peka Peka beach on the Kapiti Coast in June with concerns for his health. Wellington Zoo intervened and nursed the penguin back to good health. He will be released into the Southern Ocean, complete with GPS tracking device, from NIWA's research vessel four days into a month-long trip to the Campbell Islands, 700km south of New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 29: Gareth Morgan, who helped fund the electronic tracking equipment for the emperor penguin "Happy Feet", holds a giant farewell card containing messages from around the world, beside NIWA's research vessel Tangaroa, at Burnham Wharf on August 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The penguin was found at Peka Peka beach on the Kapiti Coast in June with concerns for his health. Wellington Zoo intervened and nursed the penguin back to good health. He will be released into the Southern Ocean, complete with GPS tracking device, from NIWA's research vessel four days into a month-long trip to the Campbell Islands, 700km south of New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 29: The emperor penguin named "Happy Feet" sits in his container next to Gareth Morgan, who helped fund the penguin's electronic tracking equipment, aboard NIWA's research vessel Tangaroa, at Burnham Wharf on August 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The penguin was found at Peka Peka beach on the Kapiti Coast in June with concerns for his health. Wellington Zoo intervened and nursed the penguin back to good health. He will be released into the Southern Ocean, complete with GPS tracking device, from NIWA's research vessel four days into a month-long trip to the Campbell Islands, 700km south of New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 29: The emperor penguin named "Happy Feet" sits in his container aboard NIWA's research vessel Tangaroa, at Burnham Wharf on August 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The penguin was found at Peka Peka beach on the Kapiti Coast in June with concerns for his health. Wellington Zoo intervened and nursed the penguin back to good health. He will be released into the Southern Ocean, complete with GPS tracking device, from NIWA's research vessel four days into a month-long trip to the Campbell Islands, 700km south of New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 29: The emperor penguin named "Happy Feet" stands in his container aboard NIWA's research vessel Tangaroa, at Burnham Wharf on August 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The penguin was found at Peka Peka beach on the Kapiti Coast in June with concerns for his health. Wellington Zoo intervened and nursed the penguin back to good health. He will be released into the Southern Ocean, complete with GPS tracking device, from NIWA's research vessel four days into a month-long trip to the Campbell Islands, 700km south of New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
The emperor penguin nicknamed "Happy Fee
The emperor penguin nicknamed "Happy Fee
The emperor penguin nicknamed "Happy Feet" sits in Wellington on August 29, 2011 in a special crate before making the four-day journey to the Southern Ocean east of Campbell Island. The emperor penguin washed up on a beach just outside the New Zealand capital Wellington in mid-June -- weak, emaciated and more than 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) from the Antarctic colony where he hatched about three-and-a-half years ago. Happy Feet was loaded onto the New Zealand research ship Tangaroa in a custom-made insulated crate to hitch south. AFP PHOTO / Marty Melville (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)
The emperor penguin nicknamed "Happy Fee
The emperor penguin nicknamed "Happy Fee
The emperor penguin nicknamed "Happy Feet" (C) is unloaded to be carried onto the New Zealand research ship Tangaroa in Wellington on August 29, 2011 before making the four-day journey to the Southern Ocean east of Campbell Island. The emperor penguin washed up on a beach just outside Wellington in mid-June -- weak, emaciated and more than 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) from the Antarctic colony where he hatched about three-and-a-half years ago. Happy Feet was put into a custom-made insulated crate to hitch the ride south. AFP PHOTO / Marty Melville (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)
The emperor penguin nicknamed "Happy Fee
The emperor penguin nicknamed "Happy Fee
The emperor penguin nicknamed "Happy Feet" sits in Wellington on August 29, 2011 in a special crate before making the four-day journey to the Southern Ocean east of Campbell Island. The emperor penguin washed up on a beach just outside the New Zealand capital Wellington in mid-June -- weak, emaciated and more than 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) from the Antarctic colony where he hatched about three-and-a-half years ago. Happy Feet was loaded onto the New Zealand research ship Tangaroa in a custom-made insulated crate to hitch south. AFP PHOTO / Marty Melville (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)
The emperor penguin nicknamed "Happy Fee
The emperor penguin nicknamed "Happy Fee
The emperor penguin nicknamed "Happy Feet" (C) is carried off a vehicle to be loaded onto the New Zealand research ship Tangaroa in Wellington on August 29, 2011 before making the four-day journey to the Southern Ocean east of Campbell Island. The emperor penguin washed up on a beach just outside Wellington in mid-June -- weak, emaciated and more than 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) from the Antarctic colony where he hatched about three-and-a-half years ago. Happy Feet was put into a custom-made insulated crate to hitch the ride south. AFP PHOTO / Marty Melville (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 29: The emperor penguin named "Happy Feet" walks into a cage as he prepares to be returned to the sea by Wellington Zoo staff, at Wellington Zoo on August 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The penguin was found at Peka Peka beach on the Kapiti Coast in June with concerns for his health. Wellington Zoo intervened and nursed the penguin back to good health. He will be released into the Southern Ocean, complete with GPS tracking device, from NIWA's research vessel four days into a month-long trip to the Campbell Islands, 700km south of New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 29: The emperor penguin named "Happy Feet" is transported to NIWA's research vessel Tangaroa, at Burnham Wharf on August 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The penguin was found at Peka Peka beach on the Kapiti Coast in June with concerns for his health. Wellington Zoo intervened and nursed the penguin back to good health. He will be released into the Southern Ocean, complete with GPS tracking device, from NIWA's research vessel four days into a month-long trip to the Campbell Islands, 700km south of New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 29: The emperor penguin named "Happy Feet" stands in his cage as he prepares to be returned to the sea, at Wellington Zoo on August 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The penguin was found at Peka Peka beach on the Kapiti Coast in June with concerns for his health. Wellington Zoo intervened and nursed the penguin back to good health. He will be released into the Southern Ocean, complete with GPS tracking device, from NIWA's research vessel four days into a month-long trip to the Campbell Islands, 700km south of New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
New Zealand's Happy Feet Penguin Returns To The Sea
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 29: The emperor penguin named "Happy Feet" walks into a cage as he prepares to be returned to the sea, at Wellington Zoo on August 29, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The penguin was found at Peka Peka beach on the Kapiti Coast in June with concerns for his health. Wellington Zoo intervened and nursed the penguin back to good health. He will be released into the Southern Ocean, complete with GPS tracking device, from NIWA's research vessel four days into a month-long trip to the Campbell Islands, 700km south of New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
AT SEA - SEPTEMBER 4: In this handout image provided by NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), 'Happy Feet', the emperor penguin who became lost and ended up on a New Zealand beach prepares to make his return to the sea, on September 4, 2011, at sea off Campbell Island, in the Southern Ocean. The penguin has been fitted with a tracking device so that researchers can continue to monitor his progress. (Photo by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research via Getty Images)
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
AT SEA - SEPTEMBER 4: In this handout image provided by NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), 'Happy Feet', the emperor penguin who became lost and ended up on a New Zealand beach prepares to make his return to the sea, on September 4, 2011, at sea off Campbell Island, in the Southern Ocean. The penguin has been fitted with a tracking device so that researchers can continue to monitor his progress. (Photo by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research via Getty Images)
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
AT SEA - SEPTEMBER 4: In this handout image provided by NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), 'Happy Feet', the emperor penguin who became lost and ended up on a New Zealand beach prepares to make his return to the sea, on September 4, 2011, at sea off Campbell Island, in the Southern Ocean. The penguin has been fitted with a tracking device so that researchers can continue to monitor his progress. (Photo by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research via Getty Images)
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
AT SEA - SEPTEMBER 4: In this handout image provided by NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), 'Happy Feet', the emperor penguin who became lost and ended up on a New Zealand beach prepares to make his return to the sea, on September 4, 2011, at sea off Campbell Island, in the Southern Ocean. The penguin has been fitted with a tracking device so that researchers can continue to monitor his progress. (Photo by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research via Getty Images)
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
AT SEA - SEPTEMBER 4: In this handout image provided by NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), 'Happy Feet', the emperor penguin who became lost and ended up on a New Zealand beach prepares to make his return to the sea, on September 4, 2011, at sea off Campbell Island, in the Southern Ocean. The penguin has been fitted with a tracking device so that researchers can continue to monitor his progress. (Photo by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research via Getty Images)
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
AT SEA - SEPTEMBER 4: In this handout image provided by NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), 'Happy Feet', the emperor penguin who became lost and ended up on a New Zealand beach prepares to make his return to the sea, on September 4, 2011, at sea off Campbell Island, in the Southern Ocean. The penguin has been fitted with a tracking device so that researchers can continue to monitor his progress. (Photo by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research via Getty Images)
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
AT SEA - SEPTEMBER 4: In this handout image provided by NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), 'Happy Feet', the emperor penguin who became lost and ended up on a New Zealand beach prepares to make his return to the sea, on September 4, 2011, at sea off Campbell Island, in the Southern Ocean. The penguin has been fitted with a tracking device so that researchers can continue to monitor his progress. (Photo by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research via Getty Images)
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
Lost Emperor Penguin 'Happy Feet' Back To Sea
AT SEA - SEPTEMBER 4: In this handout image provided by NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), 'Happy Feet', the emperor penguin who became lost and ended up on a New Zealand beach prepares to make his return to the sea, on September 4, 2011, at sea off Campbell Island, in the Southern Ocean. The penguin has been fitted with a tracking device so that researchers can continue to monitor his progress. (Photo by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research via Getty Images)
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