Posts tagged ‘happy feet’

September 12, 2011

Happy Feet Gone Forever ?

by duncanr

Ahem, I hate to be the bearer of bad news folks – but Happy Feet, the juvenile penguin that lost it’s way and ended up in New Zealand may have met an untimely end in the belly of a shark.

Nursed back to health and released back into the sea with a tracking device attached to his back to monitor his progress, Happy Feet (as he was nicknamed) has not been heard of since Friday.

This could mean that the little fella has been eaten by a predator or the tracking device has developed a fault (perhaps being knocked out by a solar flare?) or has fallen off (it needs to be out of the water for it’s signal to be detected)

Either way, it’s not good news for those wanting to know that Happy Feet had made his way home

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September 5, 2011

Happy Feet does a U-turn

by duncanr

The penguin (nicknamed ‘happy feet’) who apparently took a wrong turn and wound up in New Zealand may not be so daft after all.

Having been nursed back to health after an op to remove a load of sand from his belly he had mistaken for snow, a research ship gave him a lift back to the Antarctic yesterday and released him.

Instead of swimming south to rejoin his mates, however, a GPS tracking device fitted to him shows the . . .

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August 17, 2011

Happy Feet Homeward Bound

by duncanr

‘Happy Feet’, the emperor penguin who turned up on the shores of New Zealand, 2,000 miles away from Antartica will be heading back home on Aug 29.

And this time, he will be doing it the easy way – onboard a research vessel heading in that direction.

The cage he will be transported in will be adorned with a tracking device so folks can follow his progress – if they so wish – by visiting websites such as