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A fugitive Humboldt penguin swims in the water in Tokyo Bay. (AP Photo/Japan Coast Guard's 3rd Regional Coast Guard …A penguin on the lam for more than two months in Tokyo is finally back at its aquarium.
The famous fugitive bird, simply known as Number 337, scaled a 13-foot wall and squeezed through a fence at Tokyo Sea Life Park in March, according to a BBC report.
There have been numerous sightings of the penguin swimming in rivers around town, but captors weren't able to nab the elusive bird until May 24, on a river bank near the aquarium.
The penguin appears to be in good shape: "It hasn't lost weight," a spokesman for the aquarium told the BBC. "It hasn't got fatter either, but its health seems good."
After one sighting caught on video, Kazuhiro Sakamoto, vice-head of the aquarium, said the penguin appeared "as if it's been living quite happily in the middle of Tokyo Bay," reports MSNBC. But Sakamoto is glad to have the penguin back at the aquarium safe.
Number 337 is part of the Humboldt breed from the Pacific Coast of South America and offshore islands of Chile and Peru, thought to be declining in number.