It triggered by intense controversy coming from New Zealand to Australia, a great controversy between citizens of the two countries after treatment after passing thousands of kilometers from New Zealand, which made all citizens of the two countries think about how to cut that trip ...
He was re-launched in a small way in nature after providing him with the necessary medical care after going through an arduous journey from New Zealand to Australia, in the hope that he would succeed in himself to find the way to his home.
This Fiordland penguin was found in poor health on the rocks near Lorne, south of Melbourne, 2,500 kilometers from its native New Zealand.
The endangered penguin found exhausted on the shores of the city of Kent River 170 km west of Melbourne.
The head of the Veterinary Services Authority, at the Melbourne Zoo, Michael Lynch, noted that the penguin was underweight, and that site specialists had to gradually provide the food and drink for it, for weeks.
"Once he started eating, he showed massive appetite, as he tried to eat 20-25% of his body weight per day," Lynch said. This is similar to a person weighing 80 kg, eating 20 kg of food per day.
"He began to gradually regain his normal weight with the passage of time," he said, indicating that the ideal penguin usually weighed 3.5 kg.
He continued, "Then we brought him back to the water, when he regained the strength needed for swimming, in order to regain some muscle."
Fjordland penguins are known for their ability to swim long distances in search of food, and they spend so long in the ocean that the barnacles grow on their tail.
These animals are listed on the list of endangered species, and only about 5,000 roads are left in nature.
After two months of health care, the penguin was launched on the shore of Philip Island off the coast of Australian state of Victoria with an electronic chip placed on its body to monitor its location. Lynch explained that life in the ocean is difficult, but there is hope that this penguin will find a way back to New Zealand, and that it will multiply. He has been given all possible opportunities to succeed in this.