Digital Daily: Penguins returned to ocean after being rescued in Australia

Updated: October 23, 2019 04:28 PM

Seven penguins were returned to the ocean after being nursed back to health in Australia.

Back in August, 50 penguins were attacked by a dog at Doctors Beach in Tasmania, and only eight survived.


That's when volunteers from Penguin Rehab & Release stepped in to help.

After three months of rehabilitation, seven of the penguins were healthy enough to be released back into the wild Wednesday.

Volunteers kept careful watch over the group as they made their way toward the horizon.

The remaining penguin isn't quite fit enough to make the swim yet and is still being looked at, officials said. The volunteers hope it will soon be strong enough to join its friends.

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