An Emperor Penguin attracted worldwide media attention when it arrived on a New Zealand beach a week ago. The penguin underwent surgery at the Wellington Zoo to remove sand and sticks from its stomach.

The bird's arrival, the second ever recorded according to New Zealand's Department of Conservation, has brought the public's attention as Emperor Penguins usually live in Antarctica, more than 3,000 Km (1,864 miles) away.

The wandering penguin has been nicknamed Happy Feet.

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