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An Antarctic Penguin has been found roaming a New Zealand beach.

This little Adelie penguin was found over 3,000 kilometers from his home in Antarctica!

The Penguin has been affectionately named Pingu and experts believe it made the tricky journey across the ocean by accident.

It is extremely rare for these birds to make this journey. Pingu is the third Adelie penguin to have reached the shores of New Zealand.

Pingu was said to be tired and hungry from his long journey but was being looked after by specialist vets.

He has since been given fluids and fed via a feeding tube, and when back to full fitness, will eventually be released onto a safe beach.

A school in Saskatchewan, Canada, experienced an unusual interruption last week.

A Moose burst into the class – crashing through the glass window while the students were getting ready for school.

The school said the first lesson was about to begin last Thursday when the incident occurred. All the students were safely ushered out of the room as the dazed animal slumped to the ground.

Saskatoon Public Schools said one child sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention.

The moose was tranquilized by authorities and relocated to outside the city.

Officials said the rest of the school day continued as normal. Check out the image below.

Watch: Moose rushes through a window into the Saskatchewan classroom. -  Clean Bowled

Two Hyenas at Denver Zoo have caught Covid.

The pair aged 22 and 23 are expected to make full recovery.

It is the first time Hyenas have been recorded with Covid, although 11 lions and two tigers at the zoo have previously tested positive.

Zoo officials said the hyenas – 22-year-old Ngozi and 23-year-old Kibo – had mild symptoms including slight lethargy, some nasal discharge and a cough.

The other animals that tested positive in recent weeks had either fully recovered or were on the path to a full recovery.

Covid infections have been reported in multiple species worldwide, mostly in animals that had close contact with a person infected with Covid-19.

As a guide experts believe humans with Covid-19 should avoid close contact with animals, including pets, to protect them from possible infection.

An Australian wool farmer has found a lamb from his flock with five legs.

To make things more crazy the leg was growing out of its head.

The sheep will now become a family pet because of an unusual feature.

Sam Kuerschner, of Orroroo, South Australia, said he was taking a break from shearing when his father noticed something unusual about one of the lambs in the pen.

He said the extra leg was made all the more unusual by the fact that it’s coming out of the back of the animal’s head.

The fully formed leg come out the back of the head. It includes a bone, joints and it’s even got a sort of hoof on the end of it. The legs seems to be attached to the sheep just through skin or flesh, rather than a bone joint.

Veterinarian Paul Nilon of Perth estimated one in 200,000 sheep are born with an extra limb.

“The most common variation I’ve seen is where you have an additional foot and hoof growing out the side of the lower leg, but I have seen at least one growing from the head,” he said.

The long-tailed bat has been included into the 2021 NEw Zealand Bird of the Year competition.

In an announcement on Monday morning, the Forest and Bird Society , said the long-tailed bat, pekapeka-tou-roa, will be part of the 75 native birds in this year’s competiton.

It is the first time a land mammal has made the final cut.

The New Zealan dBird of the Year Award is in its 16th year. More than 55,000 verified votes were cast in last year’s competition, with the kākāpō taking out the top spot.

The controversial move to include bats in the native bird competition is sure to ruffle some feathers.

Department of Conservation senior ranger Rob Carson-Iles said the long-tailed bat was critically endangered, “the next stop on that continuum is extinction”.

However, the inclusion has been welcomed in South Canterbury, where about 300 long-tailed bat live, the only population on the east coast of the South Island.

A Kangaroo has escaped from a German circus.

This is the second time it has escaped in the last week, however, this time it fled into the woods.

Officials from the Circus Alessio said Skippy, the Tasmanian kangaroo, escaped outside the town of St. Georgen.

Drivers on a country road reported spotting the kangaroo. But Skippy had fled into the Black Forest when circus workers arrived.

The circus workers are now taking shifts searching the woods for the runaway kangaroo.

Thousands of Godwit birds have arrived back in New Zealand.

The birds have completed a migratory 10,000km non-stop flight from the Arctic

The Eastern bar-tail godwits, or kuaka in Māori, landed at the top of the South Island on Tuesday. They will spend the next few days resting after their huge flight.

The birds make the mammoth journey across the Pacific from their breeding ground in the Arctic to New Zealand every year.

Last year, one godwit was tracked flying more than 12,000km (7,500 miles) from Alaska to New Zealand, setting a new world record for avian non-stop flight.

In total around 80,000 godwits arrive and move into harbours and estuaries across our two islands.

Below is an image showing when and where the godwits travel.

An Oregon black and tan coonhound has earned a Guinness World Record for the world’s longest dog ears.

The dog’s name is Lou and he is 3 years old and is owned by Paige Olsen.

Last week Lou’s ears were measured at 33.5cm long, which is long enough to beat the previous record.

Olsen said she always knew Lou’s ears were “extravagantly long,” and she only decided to measure them while in lockdown.

Lou is also a competitor at dog shows and has earned titles from the American Kennel Club and Rally Obedience.


Scientists believe that they are well on the way to bring back a Woolly mammoth from extinction.

A firm in the United States has raised $15m towards the experiment.

Scientists are set on creating an elephant-mammoth hybrid, with first calves expected in six years.

Woolly mammoths vanished 10,000 years ago from the face of the Earth.

The team of scientist believe they can create the elephant-mammoth hybrid by making embryos in the laboratory that carry mammoth DNA and skin cells from Asian elephants.

These embryos would then be carried to term in a surrogate elephant or maybe in an artificial womb.

If all goes to plan – and the hurdles are far from trivial – the researchers hope to have their first set of calves in six years.