Happy Feet 'thriving' on journey home
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 6:18p.m.
By Lloyd Burr
Happy Feet has two more nights aboard NIWA’s ship Tangaroa before he is released and those onboard say he is thriving, despite the rough sea conditions.
A NIWA spokesperson says he is on his feet in his specially-made crate, swaying backwards and forwards with the motion of the boat.
“Happy Feet was fed at 11 o’clock this morning. He continues to show our team who is the boss when he's being fed by giving them a peck.
“He seems to be able to smell the Southern Ocean and is eager to get there. Yesterday the crew made a special hydro-slide for him to help get down the stern ramp when he is released.
“Depending on the weather and the progress the ship makes overnight, the vessel is expected arrive at the release point tomorrow or Saturday,” the spokesperson said.
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16/10/2011 7:37:56 a.m.
joan pilkington wrote:
what if any updated news on happy feet
do they they think he will be ok?
will the micro chip work and how long could it take
7/10/2011 12:48:30 p.m.
hi what is happy feet travel ended
3/09/2011 7:19:45 p.m.
awesome reading this about Happy feet and enjoying the videos immensely. The zoo saved his life and amazing how they got the sand and sticks and the rest of the stuff out. I hope that he survives back in the wild.
its a shame the gps is only glued on and we will lose track of him when he moults.
Todd (8 yrs)
2/09/2011 4:46:11 a.m.
That is encouraging news, but arrangements should have been made to have occasional video coverage during HF’s journey home.
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