Sunday, November 21, 2010

Injured penguin gets prosthetic beak

 Lori Obert   
RIO DE JANEIRO - An injured penguin that lost a piece of its beak now has a new one.
The penguin was found stranded on a beach near Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and was brought to a local zoo.
Its beak was shattered by a boat propellor and could only eat with the help of caretakers.
The zoo's veterinarian fit the five month old penguin with an acrylic beak to help the bird eat and catch fish on its own.
In a few weeks, he is expected to fully recover and be ready to travel to a breeding center in California.

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