During the subtropical winter, penguins appear along the Brazilian on a regular basis. There is hardly anything unusual about a penguin found along the coast of São Paulo, for instance. From the border with Uruguay up to the state of Rio de Janeiro, Magellanic penguins are spotted on a regular basis.
The incredibly unusual fact widely reported by the media this year is the appearance of penguins in far away places as Salvador. On a single weekend, 25 penguins were rescued in the Salvador area. Penguins in Bahia are a very rare occurrence.
Most of the penguins found are chicks. They come from the Argentinian Patagonia and migrate to the south of Brazil in their search for food. Scientists believe that due to global warming and the melting of the poles the Malvinas current is stronger and taking the penguins farther north than ever before.