Penguin killed by fox in zoo enclosure

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he oldest penguin at Edinburgh Zoo has died after she was attacked by a fox which broke into her enclosure.

Mrs Wolowitz died following the incident on Wednesday evening.

The zoo stated the opposite penguins within the colony weren’t damage and are doing nicely.

In a social media put up late on Thursday, the zoo stated: “We all know so a lot of you liked Mrs Wolowitz, our oldest penguin.

Edinburgh Zoo is residence to 700 penguins (PA)

“Sadly, we misplaced her final evening after a fox broke into our penguin enclosure. Fortunately, the remainder of our colony are unhurt and are doing nicely.

“Her huge character will probably be missed.”

The zoo stated its professional groups verify the enclosures every day for indicators of injury however there’s at all times a danger that wild animals will break in.

It added: “We’re taking a look at what we will do to additional reinforce the boundary.”

The penguins’ rock colony on the zoo is residence to a few species, with greater than 100 penguins.


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