Saturday, June 21, 2008

Unexpected visitor for zoo penguins

A dozen penguins at a sea life center are being given special care after a youth vaulted the perimeter fence and chased the birds in the dead of night.

Keepers at Scarborough's Sea Life Centre were alerted to the intruder when his movements were picked up by CCTV cameras focused on the penguins.

He was seen chasing the birds around their pen for 15 minutes.

Centre manager Hayley Townsend said the penguins suffered badly from stress and described the attack as "heartless".

Ms Townsend said specialist keepers were watching the birds closely to see if they needed medication to alleviate stress after the ordeal.

Source: BBC

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