This photo released by the Wellington Zoo, shows an x-ray of a emperor penguin at the Wellington Zoo on June 24, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. This is one homesick penguin, stranded on a New ... more 
This photo released by the Wellington Zoo, shows an x-ray of a emperor penguin at the Wellington Zoo on June 24, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. This is one homesick penguin, stranded on a New Zealand beach 2,000 miles from Antarctica and eating sand it mistook for snow. Wildlife officials stepped in Friday and moved the ailing young bird to a zoo. On Saturday it was on an intravenous drip and recovering from two medical procedures designed to flush sand from its throat and stomach. The emperor penguin appeared healthy when it was first spotted last Monday on picturesque Peka Peka Beach on New Zealand's North Island — the country's first sighting of the species in the wild in 44 years. (AP Photo/Wellington Zoo, Kate Baker) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Wellington Zoo, Kate Baker
Sat, Jun 25, 2011 8:18 AM EDT