Penguins Stung to Death

An investigation was launched after 63 African penguins were found dead inside the Boulders African penguin colony in Simonstown, Western Cape in South Africa, on Friday morning. In a statement, the South African National Parks (SANParks) said the penguins were believed to have died suddenly between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Preliminary investigations suggest the penguins were stung to death by a swarm of Cape honey bees. Meanwhile, a dead penguin was found on Fish Hoek beach on Friday, which also had multiple bee stings.

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