Jinjing The Penguin – Swims 5000 Miles Every Year To Visit The Man Who Saved Him

Jinjing The Penguin – Swims 5000 Miles Every Year To Visit The Man Who Saved Him

This is a story about Jinjing the South American Magellanic Penguin, that swims 5,000 miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life.

The rescued Penguin was saved by João Pereira de Souza, a 73 year old part-time fisherman, who lives in an island village just outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Joao found the tiny penguin, at his local beach lying on rocks, it was covered in oil, could barely move and was close to death.

Joao cleaned the oil off the penguin’s feathers and fed him a daily diet of fish to build his strength. He named the penguin Jinjing.

Every year the Penguin leaves to the breeding grounds and then returns to Joao.

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► Note: Some say the penguins name is Dindin, but when I was researching this story, I found the Wall Street Journal had both a website article & a video covering the story saying the penguins name is Jinjing.

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  1. Mateja Micic on August 16, 2022 at 6:43 am

    how can the penguin survive the hot temperatures

  2. Rashmi Anand on August 16, 2022 at 6:44 am

    Lovely. You both are twin souls in different bodies

  3. Carlos hernandez on August 16, 2022 at 6:45 am

    He hired dolphins as security to get across the ocean

  4. Waldo Forsest on August 16, 2022 at 6:48 am

    All birds are intelligent and emotional especially parrots

  5. Ildar T8 on August 16, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Fuck big oil companies like Exxon for causing such disasters to wildlife.

  6. PAUL RET on August 16, 2022 at 6:52 am

    Have u all heard of Lala..??

  7. floordred on August 16, 2022 at 6:54 am

    i would honestly cry if jinjing never came back

  8. I am on Cloud 9 on August 16, 2022 at 6:54 am

    Penguin stopped visiting after 4 years.

  9. Gidgyz0rs on August 16, 2022 at 6:55 am

    This penguin is like Azlan.

  10. Home on August 16, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Dont care this is real or fake, but this is good story

  11. RaphI_I on August 16, 2022 at 6:59 am

    Ce genre d’histoire hors du commun

  12. Lazaven on August 16, 2022 at 7:00 am

    Xing Xing penguin

  13. Platerpus7 on August 16, 2022 at 7:00 am

    Jing Jing fucks for half a year and chills with his boy the other half. Living the perfect life.

  14. Jennifer Kelly on August 16, 2022 at 7:04 am

    Please, everyone…don’t ever harm any animal in any way in the future…! They are loving creatures, with a warm heart , who have feelings just like us. Let’s ban hunting and killing them for no reason at all.

  15. CB81 on August 16, 2022 at 7:05 am

  16. Average To Best on August 16, 2022 at 7:05 am

    So the Penguin comes in June and Leaves in February thats 8 months. I think i would consider that penguin lives with the man and leaves for 4 months on vacation at this point.

  17. Wonder World on August 16, 2022 at 7:05 am


    *Q1) What if the Man dies, what happens to the Penguin* – Penguins live about 20 years, so who says the man will die first.

    *Q2) You should tag the penguin to see where it goes* – Who would want to? this is probably a rare thing to happen, there is no real need to tag the penguin.

    *Q3) The Penguins name is DinDin not JinJing* – Maybe so, I am not sure, but many reputable companies such as Wall Street Journal, reported it as JinJing, just google it.
    *As one viewer "corisco tupi" stated* – The fact that English-speaking news sources misspell the portuguese language nickname given by the Brazilian fisherman, should not come as a surprise. "DinDin" pronounced by a Brazilian with an accent from Rio will sound like "JinJin" to American ears, hence the confusion.

    *Camilla wrote in the comments 22/1/21* – The name is spelt Dim-Dim, (although it’s pronounced JinJin, you have to write it with d. Because J in portuguese has a different pronunciation.

    *Q4) Title says he swims 5000 miles, but you’re not sure* – Correct they are not sure, but it is presumed he swims 5000 miles round trip from Joao to breeding grounds and back.

    *Q5) I thought Penguins only lived in cold places like Antarctica* – No they live all over the southern hemisphere, including Victoria Australia where temperatures get up to 45 degrees.

  18. Jasneh Singh on August 16, 2022 at 7:06 am

    This story is in my book and my teacher said us to watch this video

  19. Waldo Forsest on August 16, 2022 at 7:06 am

    Their sense of navigation is far superior to that of humans

  20. ademola sola on August 16, 2022 at 7:07 am

    All animals have understanding and grateful except snake

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  22. Tony C on August 16, 2022 at 7:10 am

    Jinjing is like the penguin version hatchiko and I’m all for it, I hope the man and jinjing are doing well

  23. Fatima Zahra on August 16, 2022 at 7:12 am

    This is so saad

  24. Flat Top W on August 16, 2022 at 7:15 am

    This penguin loves and appreciates his savior. If only people can be loyal and loving to Jesus Christ, the Passover Lamb who redeems our lives from destruction.

  25. Animalntelligence on August 16, 2022 at 7:19 am

    Quite the self-sufficient creature. No human can come even close to the abilities the penguin displays: able to navigate, fish, and interact as a friend with another species. It would be great to know that no matter what happened to me financially, I would be able to jump into the ocean and travel if necessary to almost any point on the globe. Not only is this penguin able to navigate and fish, but it can also evade predators — it really knows how to do stuff — it is better at what is important than any human by far and if not for the stupidity and carelessness of whoever spilled that oil, the penguin would have never had to rely on anyone else. A superior being as are many animals, like the birds who can literally fly over the Himalayas, deal with the cold, find food, mate and then return.

  26. linda matz on August 16, 2022 at 7:20 am

    I didn’t know a penguin could swim and such distance. That is such a inspirational storie/ video

  27. Matt Atthapon on August 16, 2022 at 7:21 am

    The Loves without Boundaries

  28. L B on August 16, 2022 at 7:22 am


  29. Rackels on August 16, 2022 at 7:26 am

    everyone else in this comment section is talking about how this is so very wholesome, but I’m thinking about later and personally, I hope the penguin dies soon, it would be absolutely heart breaking for the people of that community and to the penguin that the old man died before the penguin could be reunited once again

  30. ClassRoutines on August 16, 2022 at 7:27 am

    what a wonderful story

  31. Akie5819 on August 16, 2022 at 7:30 am

    if you dont come back wait daddy at heaven yahh..

  32. Teamsters396 on August 16, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Reminds me of the movie Andre

  33. Matilde Abella on August 16, 2022 at 7:35 am

    "This… Does put a smile on my face"

  34. bananaarmy290yt on August 16, 2022 at 7:36 am

    Dindim not zing zing

  35. Priest Bogomil on August 16, 2022 at 7:36 am

    You are good

  36. Jean des Baguettes et Croissants on August 16, 2022 at 7:37 am

    As heartwarming as it is this makes me sad. One day one of them won’t come and the other will be left to wonder what happened to the other.

  37. Claudia Marie Bermudez on August 16, 2022 at 7:37 am

    What lovely news

  38. Bruiser King on August 16, 2022 at 7:38 am

    That is some extraordinary memory to remember 5000 miles of distance

  39. Ha Qo on August 16, 2022 at 7:38 am

    This is animal what about HUMAN being if you help them

  40. P L on August 16, 2022 at 7:39 am

    That shows us again and again that animal are more grateful than humans
    Animal’s never forget who rescued them
    Not humans u save them they become backstabbed

  41. MadonoShita Ni on August 16, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Chad pinguin comes back for his bro every year and leaves to go mating back at home.
    A real Chad pinguin versus a virgin pinguin staying in the colony all-year.

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