The Canadian PressOctober 15, 2013 17:17
CALGARY - Two more penguins have died at the Calgary Zoo.
The zoo says Eduardo, a male Humboldt penguin, died Sunday of a fungal infection that affects the respiratory system.
On Monday, Akemi, a three-year-old gentoo penguin, died from heart failure due to avian malaria.
Dr. Doug Whiteside, the zoo's senior veterinarian, says Eduardo failed to respond to treatment that was started when he showed signs of illness on Oct. 5.
As for Akemi, the vet says avian malaria is the second-biggest killer of penguins in captivity.