A penguin collected by a care center near Bayonne
Hegalaldia, a wildlife conservation center, on January 1 found a weakened penguin on the Landes coast
At the start of 2021, the first animal to be welcomed by the Hegalaldia wildlife conservation center, located in Ustaritz, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, is a twisted penguin. Probably injured by a drift net, he was found weakened on a beach in the Landes. The specialized center, judging her injuries to be light, has "good hopes of being able to treat her ailments as soon as possible!" ".
The presence of a penguin on the Atlantic coast is not uncommon according to the center, which specifies that the "torda [is] the only penguin in the world that we can find in our latitudes". Penguins do not know how to fly and cannot leave the poles.