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Brazil Sends Beached Penguins to California for Their Health
Nearly two dozen penguins have been sent to California to be resettled in a cooler climate.
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Magellanic penguins normally breed in the chilly waters off the coasts of Argentina and Chile, and don't survive long in Brazil's heat

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Penguins often wash up along the Brazilian coast, swept northward by strong currents from the Straight of Magellan. In 2008, 700 penguins landed in Brazil, some so exhausted they could barely lift their heads.

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Lines of Magellanic penguins head for the sea on February 3, 2007 on Saunders Island, Falkland Islands. 

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Three Magellanic penguin chicks walk by a group of children as they walk to their new home on Penguin Island at the San Francisco Zoo in San Francisco, California. 

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Three Magellanic penguin chicks pause as they walk to their new home on Penguin Island. 

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Two Magellanic penguin chicks pass by zoo visitors as they walk to their new home on Penguin Island at the San Francisco Zoo  in San Francisco, California. 

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Dressed in a penguin costume, five year-old Aaron Larson and his mother Tina Cole watch as a group of Magellanic penguin chicks pass by as they walk to their new home. A colony of 44 penguins reside on the Island. 

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 Magellanic penguins head for the sea in sight of a cruise ship at Hadassa Bay on February 9, 2007 in Stanley, Falkland Islands. 

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 Three Magellanic penguin chick contemplate diving into the water at their new home on Penguin Island. 

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Brazil Sends Beached Penguins to California for Their Health

Nearly two dozen penguins have been sent to California to be resettled in a cooler climate.

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