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Penguin Stolen by Drunk Men

Three drunk men entered Australian Sea World illegally last weekend and swam with dolphins. After swimming, the men stole a penguin and videotaped it in the living room of their apartment.

One of them said he is sorry for the prank that got out of hand. The penguin was left near a canal by itself rather than returned to Sea World. Eventually it was found and returned to Sea World by others. The penguin thankfully was unharmed. However, the perpetrators will be charged with trespassing, and stealing a protected animal.

This story has a happy ending because no animals or people were harmed, but the behavior was inconsiderate and it all could have ended very badly.


Image Credit: su neko, Wiki Commons

Note: the penguin pictured above is not Dirk the Australian Sea World penguin.

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4:35AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

Thank you.

2:52PM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

So glad the penguin was not hurt, or the dolphins either, for that matter.

10:15PM PST on Feb 16, 2013

poor penguin ! I hope Sea World will increase its security so stupid people wont be able to sneak in and harass the sea life ever again.

1:52AM PST on Feb 15, 2013

Tpp bad the dolphins didn't eat them, glad the penguin was ok! and really horrible human behavior!

4:12AM PST on Feb 14, 2013


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2:18AM PDT on Aug 10, 2012

Thanks for the interesting article. ^^

11:14AM PDT on May 28, 2012

So glad the penguin is safe and sound.

9:35AM PDT on May 27, 2012

That's a drunk for you, always faithful to the stupidity factor!

8:23PM PDT on May 24, 2012

they should be punished to the full extent of the law. thank GOD he was found and un harmed

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