Follow Up of the Day: Happy Feet Lost At Sea

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Follow Up of the Day: Happy Feet Lost At Sea
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Follow Up of the Day: Happy Feet, the wayward penguin that ended up on New Zealand's North Island, was recently released back into the wild after spending two months at Wellington Zoo getting, well, well.

Veterinarians sent the juvenile Emperor Penguin sliding into Southern Ocean waters just north of Campbell Island along with a GPS device to track his journey home.

Sadly,

Homeward Bound of the Day

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Homeward Bound of the Day
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Homeward Bound of the Day: After two months of recuperation at Wellington Zoo, Happy Feet, the first Emperor Penguin ever sighted in the wild on New Zealand's North Island, was released back into the waters of the Southern Ocean, 50 miles north of Campbell Island.

Wellington Zoo veterinarian Lisa Argilla sai

Happy Ending of the Day

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Happy Ending of the Day: "Happy Feet," the first wild penguin ever sighted on New Zealand's North Island, is finally headed home to Antarctica after two months in the care of veterinarians at Wellington Zoo.

"He's brought a lot

Once In A Lifetime Weather of the Day

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Once In A Lifetime Weather of the Day: A 50-year weather event is wreaking havoc on New Zealand's infrastructure, but the joy of experiencing the first Wellington snowfall in over 30 years more than makes up for any minor inconvenience.

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Teste Tincture of the Day

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Teste Tincture of the Day
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Teste Tincture of the Day: Wellington, New Zealand's Green Man Pub recently introduced a rather night-marish sounding cocktail that's equestionable at best: Apple-infused horse semen.

The "active ingredient" arrives fresh from a Christchurch stallion farm, and is severed chilled in a shot glass for NZ$25 (US$20) a pop.

According to pub co-owner Steve Drummond,

Right Turn At Albuquerque of the Day

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Right Turn At Albuquerque of the Day
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Right Turn At Albuquerque of the Day: A juvenile Emperor Penguin -- native to Antarctica -- somehow managed to find itself on the shores of New Zealand's North Island.

The wayward penguin -- believed to be the first ever sighted in the wild on North Island -- was spotted by Christine Wilson, who was walking along Peka Peka beach with her dog. "I was [thinking] 'Am I imagining this?," Wilson told ABC Radio National Breakfast.

New Zealand conservationists who ob

RIP: Shrek the Sheep

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RIP: Shrek the Sheep
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RIP: Shrek the Sheep -- who won over the hearts and minds of Kiwis everywhere (but mostly in New Zealand) when he was found six years after straying from his herd "sporting a massive fleece that made him appear three times his normal size" -- had to be put down by his owner, John Perriam, due failing health. He was 16.

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