A group of penguins in the Japanese city of Suzaka, Nagano Prefecture, have certainly taken the example of the Tokyo penguin that escaped earlier this year to heart. A group of 3-month old penguin chicks have made not just one, but several attempts to escape from the Suzaka Zoo, attempting to follow in the footsteps of their hero in Tokyo, and from the characters in the animated film Madagascar. The zookeepers have managed to keep them in, but admit it hasn't been easy. But all I have to say to the flightless birds is don't give up the fight, the man can't keep you down forever!
Tokyo police revealed on Thursday that someone used a knife to slash the butt of an 18 year old girl while on a Tokyo Bay cruise the night before. The cruises are a common way for Tokyo residents to get out of the city and its heat, as well as enjoy the evening view. The knife attack was said to have taken place at around 7:20 PM that night.
The Humboldt penguin that escaped from Tokyo Sea Life Park and spent 82 days on the loose before recapture will no longer be known as "No. 337." The runaway has been given the name of Sazanami, which has the meaning of "small waves" in Japanese. As part of the penguin's return to public viewing last month, the aquarium launched a campaign asking for visitors to submit name suggestions.
After escaping from the Tokyo Sea Life Park aquarium and spending 82 days on the loose in and around the Tokyo Bay, the Humboldt penguin that earned headlines around the world is finally ready to be given a real name. Up until now, and even prior to its escape, the penguin was known to staff only as "number 337," because at its age it is very difficult to determine its gender just by looking at it. After being recaptured last month, and given a full health checkup, the penguin is back in the aquarium for visitors to observe, and the park officials are ready to give the bird a name.
Urayasu Mayor Hideki Matsuzaki has a sound proposal in place, but looks like it has many hurdles to cross, even before it sees the light of day. The idea is to build a beautiful park in the Tokyo Bay area by reclaiming a part of sea, using the debris generated from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. The proposed site is very close to the Disney Sea amusement park.
The Humboldt penguin that had escaped from the Tokyo Sea Life Park and spent over 80 days on the run seems to have brought a case of conjunctivitis back with it after it was captured last week. In other words, veterinarians diagnosed "number 337" with having pink-eye. After it was caught by two aquatic park keepers, the penguin was brought back and, except for the eye infection, was given a clean bill of health.
The one year old penguin known simply as "number 337" that escaped from the Tokyo Sea Life Park in March was finally caught on Thursday. Two keepers from the aquatic park captured the Humboldt penguin under a bridge crossing the Edo river, in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture. Thankfully he was alive and had no health problems.
A one year old penguin that escaped from Tokyo's Sea Life Park in March has been giving the Tokyo Coast Guard the slip in the city's bay. The Humboldt penguin got away after somehow managing to climb a four meter high rock face, and then slipping through a barbed-wire fence. Officials say he's been repeatedly spotted in the Tokyo Bay since then, but any attempts to catch him have failed.