Confused penguin 'Happy Feet' to return to Antarctica

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An emperor penguin who was discovered in New Zealand thousands of miles away from Antarctica is to be returned to his native home.

The penguin, nicknamed 'Happy Feet' was taken in by Wellington Zoo after he became ill from eating sand.

The zoo has nursed the penguin back to health, and fitted him with a tracking device after a public campaign helped raise funds for his treatment.

His journey home is expected to take four days.

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