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Penguin Far From Home -- April Fool's Day, 2006
The Sun reported that a penguin had been spotted wandering along the banks of the River Thames:

"It is believed to be the first time a penguin has been spotted in the Thames — and comes weeks after tragic Wally the Whale got stranded... Experts said the penguin, normally seen at the South Pole, may have been released into UK waters by fishermen who accidentally snared him... Marine biologist Lil Faroop said: 'It looks like a Jackass. They feed on sprats and fly through the water at five miles (eight kilometres) per hour. They have a donkey-like bray.'"

April Fool Categories: Animals, Birds, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 2006.
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