Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bald penguin cast out by family

THIS adorable penguin faced a real cold front from his family — who cast him out when he was born without feathers.

The little critter suffered from a rare condition that left him completely bald.
Wang Dan — who works at the aquarium in Dalian, China, where the penguin lives — said: "In the beginning we tried to send him back to his parents, hoping they would still take care of him and help him grow stronger, but they neglected him and even kicked him out."
Keepers then set up a round-the-clock watch and hand-fed the animal for a month until he grew stronger.
He also eventually grew feathers — and his family accepted him back into the fold.
Lucky him, it would have been a beak life otherwise...


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