As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday 5 April 2019

Forgotten your penguin suit? Rare Albino bird makes debut at zoo in Poland but faces being left out in the cold as other animals could reject it for being the odd one out

Penguin also prone to diseases because it lacks a black pigmentation 
Hatched in mid-December at Gdansk Zoo but sex has not yet been identified 
Director Michal Targowski said bird would have been first to be attacked in wild

PUBLISHED: 19:30, 22 March 2019 | UPDATED: 02:20, 23 March 2019

An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at a Polish zoo but faces being rejected by other birds because it is the odd one out. 

The albino penguin hatched in mid-December at Gdansk zoo, and has been under veterinary care since then. 

In footage of its release, the timid little bird is shown being prodded into its new enclosure with its companions. 

In the wild, such an unusual-looking penguin would be rejected by other penguins and would have little chance of survival. 

At its new home, it has its parents and two other birds for company. 

The bird's sex has not yet been determined. It weighs 1.1 pounds and stands 11 inches tall.

No comments:

Post a Comment