Penguin did not forget the goodness of man from Brazil who saved him from certain death. The grateful bird each year swim 8,000 kilometers to visit Joao Pereira de Souza, the man who gave him a second chance at life.
In 2011, Souza has found starving penguin on the beach, covered with oil and immediately decided to help him. He took him to his home, fed him and made every effort to help the helpless animal to heal.
When he saw that the health of penguin DzhinDzhing improved, Souza has let again to swim in sea water without expecting he will ever see his little friend.
But DzhinDzhing has not forgotten his guardian angel and in gratitude for a fifth year returns to visit him. It is estimated that penguin passes 8,000 kilometers just to reach the shore where Souza lives.
“I love the penguin as if it is my own child and I believe penguin loves me” – said Souza for TV Globo. “No one else does not allow him to touch. Peck if you try to touch him. He is lying in my lap, allows me to bath him, to give sardines and lift. I’m flattered that DzhinDzhing lucky to share his home with thousands of other penguins every year, and then to find the way thus far and spend some time with me. It is a very special relationship, “– he added.