Hundreds of baby penguins found dead in Brazil

July 19, 2008 By MICHAEL ASTOR , Associated Press Writer
Hundreds of baby penguins found dead in Brazil (AP)
A penguin that was rescued off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state by the Brazilian Coast Guard receives treatment from a veterinarian at the Niteroi Zoo in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, July 18, 2008. According to officials, over 400 baby penguins have been found dead on the state's shores over the past two months. While large numbers of penguins arrive on Rio de Janeiro's beaches every year, swept by strong ocean currents from the Strait of Magellan, there have been more this year than at any time in recent memory. (AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes)

(AP) -- Hundreds of baby penguins swept from the icy shores of Antarctica and Patagonia are washing up dead on Rio de Janeiro's tropical beaches, rescuers and penguin experts said Friday.

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