Rescued penguins return to sea in Argentina

Rescued penguins return to sea in Argentina
Penguins walking to the sea in Argentina, photo: Still from video Mundo Marino

Ten Magellanic penguins were rescued and released back into the wild on the beaches of San Clemente in Argentina on Sunday by the Mundo Marino Foundation.

The penguins were found by an animal rescue team in the towns of Pinamar, Villa Gesell, Mar de Ajó and San Clemente del Tuyú.

They were stranded and starved, suffering from malnutrition, anemia and a high degree of parasitosis.

They had been struggling to find food during their migratory journey from Patagonia to Brazil. Some of the penguins were found back in November and December last year, with several more being found in February of this year.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Magellanic penguins are considered ‘almost threatened’.

Source: Mundo Marino

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