09/26/2014 03:53 pm ET

20,000 Penguins Saved: Inside The World's Biggest Animal Rescue

In the summer of 2000, a 17-year-old ship on its way from China to Brazil was squeezing between two islands off the coast of South Africa. Out of nowhere, a hole formed in the massive hull of the MV Treasure, which was carrying 140,000 tons of iron ore on board.

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