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Baffled animal care experts in Brazil have rescued a live penguin that had been chucked in a dumpster.

The bird was found alive inside the waste container at Pero Beach in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro state, in south-eastern Brazil.

This snap shows it nestled in the corner of the dumpster, hemmed in by a pair of white refuse sacks.

Officers from the Maritime and Environmental Guard believe the penguin had been thrown into the bin by someone who may have thought it was dead.

The Maritime and Environmental Guard advised Brazil residents to call telephone number 153 to report similar future finds.

The penguin was delivered to CTA-Servicos em Meio Ambiente – an environmental services group in Cabo Frio – to receive treatment.

Picture shows the penguin that was found inside a garbage dump in Cabo Frio, Brazil, on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022.
(Guarda Maritima/Newsflash)

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