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07/23/2010

The Daily Beast - Penguin rescue

Some 200 penguins, migrating from Patagonia, Argentina, arrived at the Uruguayan coast recently covered with oil and most of them have died, according to S.O.S Rescate Fauna Marina. The center hopes to rescue the rest and release them back into the wild once they have recuperated. The source of the oil slick is unknown.  


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A penguin swims at a pool while being treated by the local non-governmental organization Socobioma (Society for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Maldonado), in the department of Maldonado, some 140 km east of Montevideo, on July 22, 2010.  (AFP PHOTO/Pablo PORCIUNCULA)

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Penguins swim at a pool while being treated by the local non-governmental organization Socobioma (Society for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Maldonado), in the department of Maldonado, some 140 km east of Montevideo, on July 22, 2010.  (AFP PHOTO/Pablo PORCIUNCULA)

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A penguin dives at a pool while being treated by the local non-governmental organization Socobioma (Society for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Maldonado), in the department of Maldonado, some 140 km east of Montevideo, on July 22, 2010.  (AFP PHOTO/Pablo PORCIUNCULA)

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Penguins receive heat from infrared lamps as they are being treated by the local non-governmental organization Socobioma (Society for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Maldonado), in the department of Maldonado, some 140 km east of Montevideo, on July 22, 2010.  (AFP PHOTO/Pablo PORCIUNCULA)


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A penguin receives heat from an infrared lamp as it is being treated by the local non-governmental organization SOS Fauna Marina, in the department of Maldonado, some 140 km east of Montevideo, on July 22, 2010.  (AFP PHOTO/Pablo PORCIUNCULA)

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A member of S.O.S Rescate Fauna Marina, an NGO group, feeds a rescued penguin in Piriapolis, 100 km ( 62 miles) east of Montevideo, July 22, 2010.  (REUTERS/Andres Stapff)

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A penguin is being treated by the local non-governmental organization SOS Fauna Marina in the department of Maldonado, some 140 km east of Montevideo, on July 22, 2010.  (AFP PHOTO/Pablo PORCIUNCULA)

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Penguins swim at a pool while being treated by the local non-governmental organization Socobioma (Society for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Maldonado), in the department of Maldonado, some 140 km east of Montevideo, on July 22, 2010.  (AFP PHOTO/Pablo PORCIUNCULA)

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It is indeed heartening to see that the evil man does is balanced by the goodness of others.Bravo Argentina!

Penguins are the best.

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