Penguin population at Exmoor Zoo wiped out by avian malaria outbreak
Staff at a zoo have been left heartbroken after all its penguins died.
Exmoor Zoo in Devon said all 10 of the birds had died from a quick and devastating outbreak of avian malaria.
There have been penguins at the zoo, near Bratton Fleming, since it opened in 1982, and some of the birds that died are the offspring of the original birds.
Danny Reynolds, living collection manager at the zoo, said that despite the best efforts of vets and staff - some of whom had hand-reared the birds from birth - the outbreak could not be halted.
"The protozoan pathogen cannot be easily identified in the... read more
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