Investigation launched after seven penguins drown in Canadian zoo

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 12,420 Views Friday 9 Dec 2016, 2:38 PM Share Tweet Email2 16 Comments File photo of humboldt penguins A CANADIAN ZOO said yesterday it has launched an investigation into the mysterious drowning deaths of seven Humboldt penguins.“This is devastating news,” said Jamie Dorgan, the director of animal care at the Calgary zoo in western Canada.“We have launched a full investigation so we can try to understand what happened and prevent further incidents like this from happening again.”The penguins were found dead in their normal holding area, the zoo said. Its veterinary team performed autopsies on the birds and established drowning as the cause of death.There were 22 penguins living in the zoo’s Humboldt colony, along with three other penguin species.- © AFP, 2016Read: Experts warn giraffes face ‘silent extinction’ as population substantially dropsRead: ‘Mum cradled the baby straight into her arms’: Miniature monkeys reunited after zoo theft By AFPcenter_img File photo of humboldt penguins Image: Shutterstock/shihina http://jrnl.ie/3130279 Investigation launched after seven penguins drown in Canadian zoo The director of animal care at the Calgary zoo said it was “devastating news”. Image: Shutterstock/shihina Short URL Dec 9th 2016, 2:38 PM last_img read more

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