25 Jun '11, 11pm

Pictures: Penguin stranded in NZ offered lift home [StraitsTimes World]

Pictures: Penguin stranded in NZ offered lift home [StraitsTimes World]

An Emperor penguin is seen on Peka Peka Beach of the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand. -- PHOTO: AP WELLINGTON - A YOUNG emperor penguin stranded in New Zealand has survived two medical procedures and now has an offer of a lift home. Yet the aquatic bird that many are calling Happy Feet - after the lighthearted 2006 movie - is not out of danger yet. The penguin remained on an intravenous drip on Saturday and faces another procedure on Monday to remove more sand from its digestive system. If it does pull through, a businessman wants to take it by boat to Antarctica next February. Happy Feet arrived on Peka Peka Beach, about 40 miles (65km) north-west of Wellington, last Monday, the first time in 44 years that an emperor penguin has been spotted in the wild in New Zealand. Typically, emperors spend their entire lives in and around Antarctica. At first Happy Feet seemed fine, but ...

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