Pen­guins re­leased back off the Syd­ney coast


THEY ar­rived at Syd­ney’s Taronga Wildlife Hos­pi­tal with all sorts of woes, but it’s now time for five lit­tle pen­guins to re­turn to the ocean.

The pen­guins were re­leased into Manly’s Shelly Beach on yes­ter­day morn­ing af­ter be­ing treated for con­di­tions in­clud­ing de­hy­dra­tion, a fish­ing hook in­jury and a bro­ken foot.

The flight­less birds were de­liv­ered to the zoo over the past two months from as far as New­cas­tle, Maroubra and Bondi, and are part of 1500 na­tive an­i­mals cared for by Taronga vet­eri­nar­i­ans each year.

Pic­ture: AAP

Taronga Zoo Hos­pi­tal man­ager, Libby Hall re­leas­ing one of 5 pen­guins back into the wild at Shelly Beach

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