An adventurous, exhausted little penguin from New Zealand has been nursed back to health after swimming across the Tasman Sea to Victoria. The crested Fiordland penguin was found underweight and malnourished when rescued by Melbourne Zoo marine response crews at Kennett River on the Great Ocean Road after its 2500km journey. Watch the video above That is the same distance as a trip from the Melbourne Cricket Ground to Uluru, or from Adelaide to Perth. Melbourne Zoo’s head of veterinary services Dr Michael Lynch said the kiwi-based bird was rehabilitated and monitored for several weeks but made a full recovery. "Over time it began to put on weight again," he said on Wednesday. "We then started to reintroduce it to water when it was strong enough to swim to help build up some muscle.” The penguin was introduced back to swimming to build up muscle. Image: Melbourne Zoo Once […]