Tue, Sep 05, 2006
Penguins On A Plane?
What happens when you
cross a major movie hit from last summer -- "March Of The Penguins"
-- with the current buzzworthy (or, as most critics have
determined, hiss-worthy) film "Snakes On A Plane?"
Well, depending on your tolerance for "cute"... it might be
something along the lines of "Penguins on a Plane".
The New Zealand Herald reports 18 Little Blue penguins were
flown from Napier's Marineland, on New Zealand's North Island, on
Monday. All were rescued after they were injured in one way or
another... and were heading for new lives at the International
Antarctic Center in Christchurch.
The flightless birds will be part of the center's New Zealand
Little Blue Penguin Encounter... a project whose name conjures up
images of sharing of feelings, hug therapy, and soothing teas. (Or
maybe that's just us.)
Program director Richard Benton says the birds are fortunate, as
they now have a second chance after being injured in the wild.
Not a bad flight, all-in-all... for birds who, by their very
nature... were never meant to be airborne.
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