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Unhappy Ending For Happy Feet

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Happy Feet

Sadsies.

The real-life story of Happy Feet, the lost penguin who ended up in New Zealand, might not have a happy ending after all.

As we previously mentioned, Happy Feet was a penguin from Antarctica who got really lost and ended up on a beach in New Zealand.

After recovering from extreme exhaustion, and some surgery to remove a few pounds of sand from his stomach (he mistook it for snow), the Zoo he was taken to fitted him with a tracking device and sent him on his way.

And now that tracking device has stopped sending a signal.

It was supposed to send a signal to a satellite every time he broke the surface of the water, but the tracker has been silent since
September 9th.

It is possible the tracker has fallen off… or that he’s been eaten.

Emperor penguins have natural predators like sharks, killer whales and seals, so it’s very possible he might not have made it back home.

The satellite company that was tracking him has released a statement, saying:

"A signal from the satellite transmitter that was attached to Happy Feet has not been received since Friday 9 September 2011, NZ time.

This leads to the conclusion that either the satellite transmitter has detached or an unknown event has prevented Happy Feet from resurfacing.

As we expect many people are, the team at Sirtrack are disappointed that we are unable to track Happy Feet's progress any further. We have enjoyed being part of this project and hope that Happy Feet is making his way home.”

Let’s hope Happy Feet just lost his tracking device and is already back home, sliding down the snowy slopes of Antarctica.

[Image via WENN.]

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Happy Feet Is Headed Home

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YAY!

The emperor penguin that got lost hunting and accidentally swam to New Zealand is being sent back to Antarctica.

Over $28,000 was raised to help the bird — who many call the real life Happy Feet — get back on his feet and fund his 2,000 mile journey back home.

Hopefully some of that money also went towards getting him a GPS.

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The Real Happy Feet Has A Live Webcam

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The penguin who strayed to New Zealand from his Antarctic home, is becoming more active in his enclosure at the Wellington Zoo!

He's been named Happy Feet cause his story is so similar to the movie's. (also it's cute as hell!)

A live webcam feed of the bird has been gaining fans. He hasn't started dancing yet, but we're sure it'll happen any moment now.

CLICK HERE to check it out!

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OMG! The Happy Feet Two Trailer Is TOO Cute!

We will never get enough of animated and/or computer generated animals. NE-VER.

This trailer is so freaking perezcious.

It looks like Elijah Wood's penguin had a son, but now that dancing has been embraced, little baby penguin wants try something new.

Mix in some dance parodie to popular music, and you get Happy Feet Two - a delightfully fun watch for all!

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Madagascar Penguins Get Their Own Spinoff Movie

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Madagascar Penguins

Rejoice Penguin lovers!

Move over Happy Feet penguins — Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico are the new waddling stars of the big screen.

The Madagascar Penguins are set to star in their very own DreamWorks feature film.

The four paramilitary avians from Antarctica are secondary but scene-stealing characters in the Madagascar movies (the third of which is scheduled to hit theaters in 2012).

In a sign of the foursome's fanning fashionability, when the first movie hit Blu-ray, The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, an animated short featuring the penguins,was one of the extras.

The characters were also spun off in a CGI-animated TV show titled The Penguins of Madagascar that aired on Nickelodeon; it finished 2010 as the second most-watched animated show behind SpongeBob SquarePants amongst ages 2-11.

We can't wait to see it — but we're gonna have to (they just started writing it).

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Dancing Penguins! Happy Feet In Real Life

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It's Happy Feet in 3-D!

No, it's better than that…it's Happy Feet in real life!

Check out this cute video of a penguin shaking his tail feather to some Christmas tunes in front of some spectators (above)!!

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