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  • NZ: Mystery pneumonia-like disease killing yellow-eyed penguin chicks

    Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/...penguin-chicks

    Mystery disease killing yellow-eyed penguin chicks
    Amber Allott12:30, Jan 11 2021

    An unknown, pneumonia-like illness is killing yellow-eyed penguin chicks, and it could force bird rescuers to take drastic action during the next breeding season.

    The yellow-eyed penguin, also known as hoiho, is one of the world’s rarest penguins, and is considered nationally endangered with between 4000 and 5000 birds left.

    Dunedin’s Wildlife Hospital Trust manager, Jordana Whyte, said the disease was a respiratory infection, which presented like a type of pneumonia.

    “We don’t know what’s causing it, or if it’s infectious from chick to chick...
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