Penguin swims 5000 miles every year to reunite with the man who saved its life

A fisherman saved a penguin’s life 10 years ago. This Magellanic penguin Dindim apparently never forgot that. Every year he travels to see his savior again.

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Joao Pereira de Souza is the man who saved this incredible animal. He gave him a second chance at life.

While the penguin was recovering, the fisherman constantly fed it and took care of it. He also gave him a name.

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After he had fully recovered, the fisherman decided to release him into his natural habitat. Still, the penguin wanted to stay. That’s what Joao told the Indepedent.

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For months he was not separated from his savior. However, after a year he left. But that was not their final parting.

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He came back soon. And not only then, he returned several times over the next few years.

The fisherman is aware that this penguin loves him and thanks him. Also – he loves him too.

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Krajewski, a biologist professor, said that this surprised him a lot. He believes that Dindim considers the fishermen his family. He made that statement to Globo TV.

Although people didn’t believe that the penguin would keep coming back, they were wrong.

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A truly amazing story.