For once we were able to do the right thing,
to take care of a beautiful Emperor penguin,
with a malfunctioning compass, very much lost
for once we didn’t grumble or just blame the cost.
To us he became ‘Happy Feet’ from the film,
and many humans came out to visit him.
His food-choice may not have been all that great,
that sand isn’t snow he has learned of late!
Surgery and diets he then went through,
a visitor attraction in a Wellington Zoo!
But now we have sent him off to go home,
it’s not so good for penguins to live alone!
So, bye-bye Happy Feet and have a safe trip!
It has been good to see you, but maybe you should skip,
the extra miles next time you set off to sea?
Antarctica is really where it’s best for a penguin to be.