Friday, January 25, 2008

a rare visitor to these shores...

This King Penguin got seriously lost last year, he is supposed to live in Antarctica, but somehow ended up on our shores! He was in bad condition, but the good guys at the Ajubatus Penguin Rehabilitation Centre at Seal Point cared for him. The plan was for him to stay there until the next ship goes to Antarctica and he can hitch a lift home! Being accustomed to somewhat cooler conditions, the staff had to keep hosing him down because he couldn't handle the heat (even in our winter.) Unfortunately he was rather aloof so all we got was a cold shoulder!

4 comments:

Kate said...

Great story and cool photo. Hope he gets back home soon, and who says, "you can't go home again?!"

Sonia said...

Nice creature!

Isadora said...

It is such a handsome animal and just a little shy. Does this happen often? The reason I ask is that there is a Penguin rehabilitation center ready to help! I was surprised.

Uma por Dia said...

Best wishes for him!