The penguin travels 1,900 miles from Antarctica to New Zealand

A rare penguin migrated nearly 2,000 miles from Antarctica to New Zealand, according to a report.

Called “Pingu” by charming locals, he is just the third Adélie penguin ever found in New Zealand, the BBC reported. The breed lives only on the Antarctic Peninsula – at least 1,864 miles away.

An Adelie penguin, native to Antarctica, was spotted off the coast of the Banks Peninsula in New Zealand on November 12, 2021.
The Adelie penguin was christened “Pingu” by the locals of New Zealand.
Department of Conservation New Zealand / Handout via REUTERS
An Adelie penguin, native to Antarctica, was spotted off the coast of the Banks Peninsula in New Zealand on November 12, 2021.
The Adelie penguin is estimated to have traveled 1,864 miles away from Antarctica.
Department of Conservation New Zealand / Handout via REUTERS
An Adelie penguin, native to Antarctica, was spotted off the coast of the Banks Peninsula in New Zealand on November 12, 2021.
The Adelie penguin looked seriously tired when the animal was spotted by Harry Singh.
Department of Conservation New Zealand / Handout via REUTERS

Harry Singh was walking with his wife on the beach at Birdlings Flat, south of Christchurch, when he told BCC that they encountered the “exhausted” animal.

Singh called penguin rescuers, who revived Pingu and plan to release him on a beach free of dogs.

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