Oddities&Endities

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Chilly? No, Brazil!


Atlantic currents dump wayward penguins on beaches of Rio
By Andrew Downie in Rio de Janeiro
(Filed: 03/08/2006)

More than 100 penguins have washed up on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro after currents dragged them thousands of miles north from their Antarctic home.
The magellanic penguins are now enjoying the hospitality of zoologists who picked them up from the beaches. Most of them are young birds who lost their way on their first venture into the South Atlantic.
Some Brazilians have kept them as pets, leading them around on leashes, while others, in a misguided attempt to provide them with a home from home, have put the birds inside fridges.
Daily Telegraph

2 Comments:

Blogger gazza27 said...

That reminds me,i've just got to take my penguin for a walk.

8:13 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

THAT'S just another excuse to get a beer from the fridge!

1:27 AM  

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