What do you call a penguin on a beach in New Zealand? Lost! In June 2011 a 10 month old emperor penguin named Happy Feet found itself on a beach in New Zealand. 76 days after he arrived on a beach in New Zealand ‘Happy Feet’ was returned to the sea on Sunday 4th September to find his home.
Only 10 months old, Happy Feet became quite a celebrity across the world as the first emperor penguin spotted in New Zealand for 44 years. A whopping 3000km (2000 miles) from his home in Antarctica no-one knows how he ended up so far off course, though some suggest he may have been picked up accidently by fishermen.Read More: Emperor Penguins and Humans