Zoo forced to use plastic penguins after nationwide shortage

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Convincing (Picture: Caters) Convincing (Picture: Caters)

A zoo has been forced to use fake plastic penguins in its £60,000 new enclosure due to a nationwide shortage of the animals, Metro reports.

Telford Exotic Zoo in Shropshire opened their ambitious new penguin exhibit in anticipation of welcoming a batch of Humboldt penguins. The zoo even sent staff on a penguin keeper course so that they could be prepared for the new arrivals. But now, after months of preparation, keepers have been told the penguins will not be arriving because of a national outbreak of avian malaria.

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