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Penguin Swims 8,000 Each Year To See Man Who Saved His Life

Rockinruby

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Such a sweet story. :wavey:

Penguin Swims 8,000 Each Year To See Man Who Saved His Life.

http://www.boredpanda.com/man-saves-penguin-returns-swims-5000-miles/

It’s illegal for you to keep wild animals as pets in Brazil. But despite what the law may say, Dindim comes to live with his best friend, whom he met on the beaches of Brazil, every year since 2011.

71-year-old retired bricklayer and part time fisherman Joao Pereira de Souza found Dindim, a South American Magellanic penguin, covered in oil and close to death. When De Souza nursed him back to health, however, he found that Dindim didn’t want to leave; when he finally did, De Souza was surprised to see him return the next year, and the years following.

“I love the penguin like it’s my own child and I believe the penguin loves me,” Joao told Globo TV. “No one else is allowed to touch him. He pecks them if they do. He lays on my lap, lets me give him showers, allows me to feed him sardines and to pick him up.”
 

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Re: Penguin Swims 8,000 Each Year To See Man Who Saved His L

AAWWWEEEE! So darn cute! Penguins are one of my favourite animals :love:
 

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Re: Penguin Swims 8,000 Each Year To See Man Who Saved His L

Wow, that's amazing.

Thanks for posting.
 

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Re: Penguin Swims 8,000 Each Year To See Man Who Saved His L

Thanks for sharing RR!! Never ceases to amaze me how sea birds like Penguins and Albatross seem to have an inbuilt GPS and will return the same spot after flying half way around the world.
 

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Re: Penguin Swims 8,000 Each Year To See Man Who Saved His L

Thank you for posting that!! It was such a wonderful tale.
 

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Re: Penguin Swims 8,000 Each Year To See Man Who Saved His L

Oh, I loved that one!!! What a great article. Many thanks for posting, it was the best thing I've seen today online :)
 

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Re: Penguin Swims 8,000 Each Year To See Man Who Saved His L

Amazing story and thank you for sharing. :love: :appl:
 

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jordyonbass|1457591599|4002431 said:
Thanks for sharing RR!! Never ceases to amaze me how sea birds like Penguins and Albatross seem to have an inbuilt GPS and will return the same spot after flying half way around the world.
I should have said travelling instead of flying since penguins don't fly! :doh:
 

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Re: Penguin Swims 8,000 Each Year To See Man Who Saved His L

Rockinruby,

What a sweet story! I love this.

Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
 
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