Tokyo on the Hunt for Escaped Penguin

Humboldt penguin fled Tokyo Sea Life Park aquarium
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2012 8:59 AM CST
Two male Humboldt penguins ... but not the one that flew the coop.   (AP Photo/Focke Strangmann)

(Newser) – It sounds like the premise of a Disney movie, and hopefully it will have a happy ending: Aquarium officials are searching for a penguin who fled from the Tokyo Sea Life Park and was last seen swimming "at a tremendous speed" in a river headed toward Tokyo Bay. The one-year-old Humboldt penguin apparently scaled a wall in its escape, the BBC reports. Officials didn't know he was missing until a nearby zoo emailed a picture of the penguin yesterday. (Read more penguin stories.)

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