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Penguin travels 5000km alone to find a new home

By Chris V. Thangham     May 13, 2007 in Environment
A Magellanic penguin travels 5,000 kilometers alone from Chile to Peru
A Magellanic penguin is reported to have traveled thousands of kilometers from its natural habitat of southern Chile, all the way to Peru.
The Magellanic penguin, a native in the Magellan islands in southern Chile, traveled an estimated 5000 kilometers to reach Peru’s Paracas national reserve. Scientists at the reserve think the penguin must have made the journey alone.
Biologist David Orosco said to the media that the bird is being protected in the reserve and try to simulate its original habitat in Magellan islands. It is not kept in a cage and is allowed free to roam naturally.
There are currently Humboldt penguins living at the Paracas National reserve, but the officials at the reserve believe that Humboldt penguins will reject this new penguin from Magellan islands.
Humboldt Penguin
The officials are trying contact their counterparts in Chile and planning to return the bird to its original habitat. They are doing the right thing to move the penguin back to its home.
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