Video: Rescued penguins released after New Zealand oil spill

Eric Pfeiffer
December 8, 2011

In this video, 30 penguins are released back into the sea after their successful rescuefrom an oil spill in New Zealand back in October. Massey University Pauline Conayne veterinarian and penguin expert said that each of the penguins has been tagged with a tracking chip to monitor their progress as they acclimate back to living in the wild.

Thankfully, the penguins were released near their home on Rabbit Island. Although as you'll see near the end of the video, one of the penguins was hesitant to head back into the ocean at the risk of passing up on the free salmon that spectators were tossing his way.

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