Friday, May 18, 2012

Japanese fugitive penguin spotted in Tokyo Bay - Update

A penguin which escaped from Tokyo's Sea Life Park has reportedly been spotted swimming in waters around the Japanese capital. The one-year-old Humboldt - which fled its enclosure in March - was caught on video near Tokyo's Rainbow Bridge.

A Sea Life Park official identified it as the escapee, recognising a distinctive ring round a flipper. "It looks like it's been living quite happily," Kazuhiro Sakamoto said.

"It didn't look like it has got thinner over the last two months - or been without food," he added. In March, the penguin - known only as No 337 - escaped by scaling a rock wall and a barbed-wire fence, the Tokyo Sea Life Park believes.

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It says the penguin now most likely feeds on small fish in Tokyo Bay and returns to the shore to rest at night. After the escape, the aquarium launched an appeal for help, sending some of its employees on a daily penguin hunt throughout Tokyo Bay.



Ratz said...

Arbroath: Update on your update: It's been recaptured.

arbroath said...

Cheers for that Ratz!