Happy Feet Penguin seems to be heading the wrong way

September 6th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Wellington, Sept 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are keenly following the movement of the famous penguin Happy Feet. The animal was released into the Atlantic Ocean officials at the Wellington Zoo cared for the animal for some months. The animal is apparently not cooperating with the plan to reintroduce it to its natural habitat.

When Happy Feet was found washed out on a beach last June, the country’s officials took the animal to the Wellington Zoo where the animal made a remarkable recovery. The illness and eventual recovery of the animal sent its fame rushing through several countries.

The animal was then tagged and a GPS device was attached to its wings. Scientists took the creature in a research vessel to a place on the Antarctic Ocean. After releasing the animal, the creatures to be heading back.

The tracking device plots that the animal is making a round trip back to the coast of Wellington. The scientists were hoping that the animal would find a way back to its home. The animal’s movement is zig-zag one which is reminiscent with the way some penguins travel when they are feeding.

In the worse case, the scientists want the animal to find other penguins and follow them.

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