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An emperor penguin stranded in NZ has two operations

A young emperor penguin found washed up on a New Zealand beach has undergone two operations.

The penguin was found last Monday by a dog-walker on Peka Peka beach, about 60km (37 miles) north of Wellington. It had apparently swum off course some 3,000km from its home in Antarctica.

As its condition deteriorated, the penguin was moved to Wellington zoo where it has undergone operations to remove sand from its stomach.

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