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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008

    I love the penguin like its my own child: Dindim swims over 8000km a year to return

    INCREDIBLE photos show the heartwarming friendship between a penguin and the Brazilian pensioner who saved his life four years ago.
    Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, found a South American Magellanic penguin covered in oil on an island off the Rio de Janeiro coast.

    The retired bricklayer nursed the penguin who he named Dindim back to health, taking a week to get the sticky black residue from the birds feathers.

    Once Dindim was well again, Mr de Souza released him back into the wild, expecting his new feathered friend never to return.
    But a few months later, to Mr de Souzas amazement, Dindim returned to the beach where he was found and recognised his former carer and returned home with him.

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    Trust Your Instincts

  2. #2
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    May 2012
    My kids are a window to my past, a mirror of today, a door to tomorrow, and a keeper of this proud old dad's heart forever.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Chicago burbs
    Incredibly heartwarming. Thanks for posting!

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    Long Lost Love - Discovery ID - Disappeared - Bob Harrod Case

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2015
    this is just awesome.

    think about how dindim has to make that trip of 5,000 miles over and over again, seemingly alone and has to look out for lots of predators.....and yet when he gets back 'home' he seems by his affection for his friend to be more worried about his friends mortality then his own.

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