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Cause of Low Head penguin deaths revealed

Tags: North animals

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An autopsy has revealed that a dog may be responsible for penguin deaths at Low Head Coastal Reserve.

Last Friday DPIPWE revealed that 12 penguin carcasses had been found in a bag in a bin at the reserve.

Wildlife Rangers are continuing to investigate the deaths, but remind people that dog owners need to take responsibility for their pets – owners can face fines, and the dog responsible could even be destroyed if it is found that they are responsible for the deaths of wildlife.

Wildlife Ranger for DPIPWE, Adam Scurrah, talks to Brian Carlton about the post-mortem of the penguins, and how the investigation is progressing.

Anybody with information or knowledge about this incident to contact the DPIPWE’s Wildlife Operations Branch on 0427 437 020 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Image: By Fir0002 - Own work, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1512421

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