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‘Happy feet’ the penguin swims to freedom

Happy Feet, the lost penguin who became a worldwide celebrity after he washed up on a New Zealand beach was released back into the Southern Ocean on Sunday to begin a long swim home to Antarctica.

Happy Feet slid down a custom-made hydro-slide off a New Zealand fisheries vessel 700 kilometers south of New Zealand. It is hoped he will join up with other Emperor Penguins as they make their way south to Antarctica, 2,000 kilometers away.

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