POWELL, OH (WCMH) — Fritz a Humboldt penguin died at the age of 20, four years past his life expectancy.
According to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Fritz died Thursday morning after suffering from heart disease.
Fritz was a father to six chicks and a grandfather to another.
The zoo says he was a magnificent bird and will be greatly missed.
The Penguin Camera is located on Torgersen Island (64°46’S, 64°04’W), off the coast of Anvers Island and less than a mile from Palmer Station. Torgersen Island is home to a colony of Adélie penguins numbering approximately 2,500. This camera is seasonal and operates primarily from October to February, the Adélie breeding season. The camera is solar-powered and may sometimes experience brief outages due to inclement weather. School classrooms and other educational demonstrations will often take control of the camera, moving it to gain better views of the colony.