Tomas The Penguin Lost In Lima, Taken In By Police (VIDEO)

01/27/2011 08:43 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sure there are police dogs, but what about police penguins? A penguin in Peru recently lost his way, and waddled miles from his beach home into the country's bustling capital city, Lima.

The Humboldt penguin, named Tomas, was taken into the city's police station, where he has become a local celebrity. According to Reuters, he enjoys posing for pictures and is receiving plenty of attention from local beachgoers. Tomas has been examined by a vet, and the station is deciding the best option for the penguin's future.

Humboldt penguins are considered an endangered species, with only 10,000 left in the wild.

WATCH this penguin in the city: