The Week in Animal News: Drunk Elk Stuck in Tree, Famous Penguin Feared Dead, and More

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It's not exactly easy to free a drunk elk from a tree, we learned this week.

We also have disturbing news from the tracking device monitoring the penguin Happy Feat's journey home, amazing close up photos of whales, a report that says humans are hardwired to respond to animals, and more in the Week in Animal News.

This Elk Needs to Lay Off the Apples

Humans aren't the only ones who are rowdy when under the influence: Earlier this week, a man in western Sweden came home to find a drunk elk stuck in his neighbour's apple tree.

Apparently, the elk had been on a binge, eating fermenting apples and became stuck after attempting to reach for more apples and losing her balance.

Read the full story: Drunk Swedish Elk Gets Stuck In Apple Tree

Photo: oddhamonic / CC