The Daily Telegraph

Police pick up a penguin on routine village patrol


Police on a routine patrol in a quiet Nottingham­shire village picked up a lost penguin as it waddled away from its farm enclosure.

Officers in Broxtowe spotted the Humboldt penguin, native to South America, on a village street in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The bird had escaped from a farm enclosure in nearby Strelley and then managed to walk a mile up the road.

Pc Gareth Philp said they nicknamed the penguin Po-po after “he posed for some pictures with us and he was very friendly with our officers”. The bird was later reunited with its owner.

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