Emperor penguin dubbed Happy Feet

Date: 1/8/2011

Emperor penguin dubbed Happy Feet receives pledges of support from New Zealand companies. Happy Feet is the second emperor penguin in 40 years to reach New Zealand shores since naturalists started keeping records. The juvenile male Emperor penguin was found about 4000 kilometres from home on Peka Peka Beach on New Zealands Kapiti Coast in June. He is still undergoing procedures after swallowing large amounts of sand and the Wellington Zoo has asked for public help to pay for his ongoing treatment. Happy Feet is eating solid food again, and is currently eating 2kg of salmon a day. His emperor sized appetite will be satisfied for a while with a donation from Marlborough based company New Zealand King Salmon, which has given 100kg of salmon smolt (juvenile fish) to the zoo.