Fugitive penguin still at large in Tokyo Bay – confirmed by video

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May 16, 2012 10:00
A Humboldt penguin that has escaped from Tokyo Sea Life Park (Kasai Rinkai Suizokuen) in March turned out to be alive and kicking in Tokyo Bay.
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/news/20120514-OYT1T00987.htm

Last Saturday, shortly after noon, Tokyo Sea Life Park received information by phone, saying that there was a penguin off of Harumi, an official of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said.

A staff member of Tokyo Sea Life Park watched the video that had been taken by a witness, and confirmed that it was the Humboldt penguin that had escaped from there, by the fact that it had a yellow ring for identification on its right wing.

There have been another 30 sightings; staff members are now searching around the mouth of Arakawa River and Edogawa River once or twice a day.

The official with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government urges people in the area to contact Tokyo Sea Life Park if they see the penguin, rather than trying to catch it themselves..



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