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“Seven weeks ago, a cargo ship ran aground off the coast of New Zealand, spilling oil which resulted in the worst maritime environmental disaster in the nation’s history. Among the victims were dozens of little penguins which washed ashore blackened by oil and near death. Fortunately wildlife rescuers were on hand to help them, meticulously scrubbing clean their feathery coats and nursing them back to health with devotion befitting of such beloved birds. But now, after nearly two months on the mend and before hundreds of eager spectators, 49 little penguins finally made their way delightedly back to sea.”