In 2000 in Cape Town 19500 penguins were treated after the Treasure Oil Spill with a 90% survival rate and 19000 penguins were trucked some 800kms to Port Elizabeth and released back into the sea.
It took the penguins between 10-20 days to swim home just as the clean up crew had removed the oil spillage from the area.
Some more fascinating facts about penguins.
The yolk of a penguin egg is blue.
A baby penguin sheds it's down on the first 4 days of its life.
When a penguin twists it's head from side to side it's not being inquisitive, it's getting ready to give you a nasty bite.
Penguins have unique black spots on their chest, just like fingerprints.