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The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil spill and the Inspiring Story of the Worlds Largest Animal Rescue

by Dyan deNapoli
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ON JUNE 23, 2000, the iron-ore carrier MV Treasure, en route from Brazil to China, foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat of 75,000 penguins. Realizing thJuneat 41 percent of the world�s population of African penguins could perish, local conservation officials immediately launched a massiv