This Penguin Visits His Rescuer Throughout The Year
Joao Pereira de Souza has a penguin friend for life. I am extremely jealous. The retired bricklayer found the oil-soaked bird on the beach of southeast Brazil in 2011. He cleaned it up, fed him sardines and let him rest until he was strong enough to leave. He named the penguin JingJing.
Joao took him back to the beach but JingJing wouldn't leave. He even took him out to sea but when he got back to his home near the beach, the loyal penguin was already there waiting for him.
The black and white Magellanic penguin is very attached to the man and an incredible bond has formed over the years. Now, JingJing does leave for days, weeks, or months but always comes back to Joao's home. The penguin lives with his human friend for about 8 months out of the year!