24 Apr 2012

Three charged after taking penguin from theme park

10:13 pm on 24 April 2012

Three men have been charged with stealing a penguin from a theme park in the Australian state of Queensland.

It is alleged the men broke into Sea World after a night out and swam with dolphins before taking the bird, named Dirk, back to their hotel room.

They were caught after posting about their exploits on the social networking site Facebook, the BBC reports.

One of the men told Australian television that it was just a prank that went too far.

The bird has been returned to the park.