PENGUIN FINDS 'GUIDE BIRD' IN ONE OF HER FRIENDS

A partially-sighted penguin at a bird park has found a "guide bird" in one of her friends.

Squid, an African penguin based at Birdworld in Farnham, Surrey, developed cataracts as a chick.

Her friend, named Penguin, steers Squid around their enclosure, helping when she gets disorientated at feeding time.

Polly Bramham, from Birdworld, said: "The two developed this friendship from a young age and she has learnt to follow him at feeding time.

"They aren't yet mature but penguins do tend to pair for life. Whether they become a pair themselves, we will have to see but they are compatible as friends."

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2024-02-11T16:38:51Z dg43tfdfdgfd