Columbus Zoo mourning sudden lack of Humboldt penguin born in March – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

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COLUMBUS — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is mourning the lack of its Humboldt penguin born earlier this yr who instantly handed away final week.

The penguin, named Cecilia, hatched on the zoo on March 20.

In keeping with the zoo, Cecilia started having hassle respiration final Thursday.

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The zoo says its animal well being staff was capable of get the chick intubated to assist her breathe, and whereas she initially started to enhance, she was nonetheless unable to breathe on her personal when the tube was eliminated.

Over the subsequent a number of hours, Cecilia’s situation progressively declined and was displaying indicators in step with central nervous system harm, the zoo mentioned.

The zoo mentioned the choice was made to humanely euthanize her.

“Our Animal Care staff is taking this loss very onerous, as they shared a detailed bond with Cecilia, the primary Humboldt penguin chick our Shores staff hand-raised,” the zoo mentioned.

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