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Scientists have released New Zealand's lost emperor penguin "Happy Feet" into the Southern Ocean.

He needed a little coaxing before he slid down a slide on a research vessel and splashed into the sub-Antarctic waters 49-miles north of Campbell Island.

"Happy Feet" washed up on a beach in New Zealand this June, and the Wellington Zoo took care of him during his time on shore.

Scientists attached a GPS tracker to him before his release. If you would like to follow "Happy Feet," go to

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