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An African penguin is pictured on March 16, 2011, in Simon's Town near Cape Town, South Africa. (Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
An African penguin is pictured on March 16, 2011, in Simon's Town near Cape Town, South Africa. (Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)

An endangered penguin was stolen from a South Africa's Bayworld Oceanarium and released into the Indian Ocean, and oceanarium officials say it is not likely to survive.

They say the penguin was raised in captivity and will not be able to fend for himself out in the wild for long.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Vicki Croke, host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog, about the problem with freeing animals who live in captivity.

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Vicki Croke, host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog. The Wild Life tweets @TheWildLifeWBUR.

This segment aired on September 29, 2016.

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