Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Bird, Really?

Scientists tracking Happy Feet, the wayward penguin who became a worldwide celebrity after washing up on a New Zealand beach, said Monday they had lost contact with the giant bird.

Researchers said they had received no transmissions since last Friday from a satellite tracking device that was attached to the penguin after he was released into the icy Southern Ocean on September 4.

Happy Feet may have been eaten by predators, or the tracking transmitter may have failed or fallen off as the penguin swam in the sub-Antarctic waters where a New Zealand research vessel dropped him off, researchers said.

If people gave a shit about human beings as much as they do birds with a bad sense of direction, we'd all be better off.

They spent $30k on it. According to Sally Struthers, that would feed a village in Africa for 3 million years.

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