Penguin Swims 5,000 Miles Every Year To Visit The Man Who Saved Him

Jinjing the South American Magellanic Penguin swims 5,000 miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life, João Pereira de Souza, a 73-year-old part-time fisherman, who lives in an island village just outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Joao found the tiny penguin at his local beach lying on rocks, covered in oil, and close to death. Joao cleaned the oil off the penguin’s feathers and fed him a daily diet of fish to build his strength. Every year the Penguin leaves to the breeding grounds and then returns to Joao. This is a heartwarming story of a strong connection between a human and an animal.

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