‘Devastated by the loss’: Akron Zoo says baby penguin died from injuries caused by adult penguin

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AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Zoo is mourning the loss of one of their Humboldt penguin chicks named Alberto.

In a Facebook post, they wrote that he passed away overnight due to injuries he sustained from another adult penguin.

“We are devastated by the loss of Alberto,” said Doug Pierkarz, President and CEO. “Alberto came to us as a high-priority in terms of genetic diversity. We deeply feel his loss is not only as part of our Akron Zoo family, but also for his importance for the Humboldt penguin population.”

Alberto was born on May 11, and was being raised by foster parents Pez and Gabriella.

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