The Emperor Penguin that was found in New Zealand earlier this year will soon be leaving the Zoo to begin its journey to freedom. The penguin has become nicknamed Happy Feet after the popular cartoon movie that has a sequel coming out soon. On Sunday, August 28, 2011, Happy Feet will be transported to the NIWA research vessel Tangaroa. The vessel is headed towards Antarctica and will release Happy Feet just east of the Auckland Islands. A special tracking device is on Happy Feet that will allow his location to be known at least until next April when he molts.
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