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    Endangered South African penguins killed by swarm of bees near Cape Town

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    Sixty-three endangered African penguins have been killed by a swarm of bees in a rare occurrence near Cape Town, bird conservationists in South Africa say.

    The protected birds, from a colony in Simonstown, were found on the shore with multiple bee-stings.

    They had no other physical injuries.

    National parks officials told the BBC this was the first known attack at the world-famous Boulders Beach, which attracts up to 60,000 visitors a year.

    "Usually the penguins and bees co-exist," said Dr Alison Kock, a marine biologist with South Africa's national parks agency (SANParks).

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58622482
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