It is often the unlikely that warms the heart and this morning no less so than an article that I came across in the Washington Post. Where it was reported that it is not unusual for Magellanic penguins to be storm driven onto the beaches around Rio.
Giselda Candiotto, president of the rehabilitation zoo across the bay from Rio went on to describe how the penguins arrive exhausted and have little chance of surviving the heat and returning to their natural waters. However a happy ending for these two and the rest of their group that will be resettled in an appropriately acclimatised aquarium in Northern California where they will star in a climate change exhibition.
We wish them safe journey and a cool life. Maybe you have some heart warming Rio stories to share ?