Penguin Swims 8,000KM Every Year To See The Man Who Saved His Life

Mar 15, 2016

A penguin named Dindim swims 8000km every year to be reunited with the man who saved his life. Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, discovered the bird covered in oil and close to death on a beach near his island village outside Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, In 2011.

He fed him daily until he was healthy enough to return to the wild, but the penguin refused to leave. After 11 months, he disappeared…

“Everyone said he wouldn’t return but he has been coming back to visit me for the past four years”


Joao found this penguin covered in oil and close to death


“No one else is allowed to touch him. He pecks them if they do”


“I have never seen anything like this before. I think the penguin believes Joao is part of his family and probably a penguin as well” – said Biologist Krajewski



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