Microchip tagging helps find stolen penguin Kelli

Stolen penguin found
Stolen penguin found

A microchip led police to a penguin that had been plucked by pranksters from her home at the Dublin Zoo.

Zoo officials told the Associated Press that police tracked down Kelli the Humboldt penguin by the radio signal from a microchip implanted on the bird. She was found abandoned on a city sidewalk. After a health check Kelli was returned to her zoo enclosure.

The thieves climbed over a security fence to get in to the pen housing about a dozen penguins.

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