Third penguin at Calgary Zoo succumbs to aspergillosis

11/12/2013 |

Calgary Zoo staff euthanized their 14-month-old Gentoo penguin, Houdini, because he was gravely ill and not responding to treatment. A necropsy revealed he was suffering from severe aspergillosis, a fungal infection that also claimed the lives of two other penguins at the zoo this year. Head zoo veterinarian Sandie Black thinks flooding may have promoted fungal growth.

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