Saturday, June 21, 2014

As Summer Begins, Maryland Zoo Monitors Penguins For Malaria

BALTIMORE (WJZ)–All our recent heavy rains and warmer temperatures are posing a threat to an unlikely victim, the penguin.

This reporter has more on why this time of year puts penguins at the Maryland Zoo at risk. It’s a parasitic disease most often connected with the tropics, but it’s here. And penguins are vulnerable.

They’ve drawn crowds for decades at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, especially when they make up their own crow. When it comes to penguins  . . .

“Yeah. They’re cute,” one girl said.
“They’re very interesting,” one boy said.
“We love the penguins. Do you like the penguins,” one mom said.
“Yes,” her daughter replied.


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