58 Australian fairy penguins slaughtered in suspected dog attack

phys.org | 10/17/2018 | Staff
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Wildlife officials in the southern Australia on Wednesday announced an investigation into the mass death of 58 penguins they believe were killed in a dog attack.

The carcases of the fairy penguins—the world's smallest penguin species—were found strewn across a beach in Tasmania, a island-state off the mainland.

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"We would like to remind dog owners of the need to take responsibility for their animals at all times as dogs have the capacity to do a lot of damage to penguin colonies in a short period of time," Tasmania's department of parks, water and environment said in a statement.

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