Little penguin turns 21 in Adelaide

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Australia’s oldest little penguin in captivity has turned 21.

Gordon has lived on the Adelaide Zoo for the previous 20 years and has fathered 4 daughters.

He celebrated the milestone on Monday with a birthday cake product of pilchards.

Adelaide Zoo has 29 little penguins with hopes of extra being born in the course of the present breeding seasons.

Numbers within the wild are quickly declining with predation by cats, dogs and different animals together with boats, oil spills, fishing and coastal developments thought-about main threats.

“Quickly warming sea temperatures are additionally making a problem with related poorer breeding and fewer alternative to catch prey,” zoo officers mentioned.

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