Fox massacres 14 penguins at Australian zoo
In devastating news, 14 penguins have been killed by a fox at Melbourne Zoo.
The zoo released a statement, saying the keepers were “devastated” to arrive on Wednesday morning to find the dead bodies of the penguins. The surviving 15 penguins have been moved to a secure area at the zoo while staff search for the culprit.
The remaining penguins have been attended to by zoo keepers, who say they are not injured and have settled into their temporary home
“Keepers had suspected for the past week that a fox had managed to enter the Zoo, but so far the traps and camera traps set up have been unsuccessful in locating it,” the zoo said in a statement. “As the Zoo’s 22 hectares include large areas of densely planted vegetation and is surrounded by parkland, it is relatively easy for a fox to hide during the day.” Read more…