Seven Penguins Die At Troubled Calgary Zoo In Suspected Mass Panic
Huffington Post - 2 months
A Calgary Zoo director arriving at work Thursday was stunned to find seven dead penguins in their pool.
The birds had drowned, according to necropsies, possibly exhausting themselves in some kind of panic, a veterinary team has speculated. The exact cause won’t be known for certain until an investigation is completed.
“This is devastating news,” animal care director Jamie Dorgan said in a statement. “We have launched a full investigation so we can try to understand what happened and prevent further incidents like this from happening again.”
It’s the second animal tragedy at the popular zoo this year. In February, an otter drowned when he became entangled in a pair of pants that workers had placed in his enclosure to play with.
In 2013, at least two penguins died of a bacterial infection at the zoo.
Since 2007, a hippo, 40 rays, a woodland caribou calf, a wild goat, a capybara, dozens of fish and a corn snake have died of unnatural causes at the zoo, the
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