In 2011, a retired bricklayer and part-time fisherman found a starving, oil-covered penguin lying on his local beach in southeastBrazil. Joao Pereira de Souza, 71, scooped up the bird and took him home. He cleaned the bird, fed him, and named him Dindim. When Dindim was strong enough, Pereira de Souza took him back to the sea.
But the bird wouldn’t go.
The Magellanic penguin stayed with Pereira de Souza for another 11 months at his home in Ilha Grande before finally returning to the ocean.
And then, a few months later, he was back.