Famous Penguin Ditches Surveillance, Goes Rogue

Remember that emperor penguin that somehow turned up on the shores of New Zealand after getting lost off the coast of Antarctica? Besides giving it the least original name of all time (Happy Feet? Seriously?), conservasionists set the penguin free on September 4, and were monitoring its progress with a satellite transmitter. Only problem: they superglued the transmitter to the penguin's feathers. Some not so happy thoughts from the AP:

"Who knows? He's probably swimming along quite happily without a transmitter on his back," said Peter Simpson, a program manager at New Zealand's department of conservation.

Or, he may have died of natural causes.

Or, something more sinister: Happy Feet could have been eaten by an orca or a leopard seal.

Good luck out there.

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