Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Someone Created The Cutest Sign To Keep A Little Penguin Safe.

As humans, we share this beautiful Earth with an array of different creatures. Typically, they do a great job taking care of themselves without any type of interference from humans, but occasionally, something happens which causes them to need a little help. This man was taking his daily bike ride when he stumbled upon a creature who clearly needed his assistance. Keep reading to find out how this man gathered his community to help a lonely animal in need.

Jeff Mein Smith was taking a lovely ride on his bike when something caught his attention.

Jeff Mein Smith was taking a lovely ride on his bike when something caught his attention.

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Out of the corner of his eye, he noticed a baby blue penguin on New Zealand’s south island hanging out all by herself. Baby blue penguins usually have their mother with them, watching over them, but this baby's mother was nowhere to be seen.

Jeff wasn't the only one who noticed the baby penguin standing by itself.

Jeff wasn't the only one who noticed the baby penguin standing by itself.

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The penguin began to get the attention of other people passing by, as well as their four-legged furry friends. Jeff knew he needed to help so he immediately ran home to grab his camera.

As he made his way back to the baby penguin, he noticed that he wasn't the only one that cared about its well-being.

As he made his way back to the baby penguin, he noticed that he wasn't the only one that cared about its well-being.

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There was a group of other townspeople circling around the penguin. They also wanted to ensure that no trouble came to the little creature while it waited for its mother to return.

To let everyone know what was going on, they made a sign for the little one.

To let everyone know what was going on, they made a sign for the little one.

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The sign read: "Hi, I’m waiting for my mum to come back. DOC (Department of Conservation) knows I’m here. Please leave me alone. *Keep your dog away. Thanks, Billy the baby blue penguin." But as the day continued, they noticed that something was a bit off.

The penguin wasn't young enough to still be solely dependent on its mother, but it still wasn't old enough to go out it's own, either.

The penguin wasn't young enough to still be solely dependent on its mother, but it still wasn't old enough to go out it's own, either.

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Billy, who actually turned out to be a girl, was still on the beach alone by the end of the day, so something needed to be done for her. That's how the lone penguin ended up at the Christchurch Penguin Rehabilitation Center.

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