Tuesday, 20 April 2021

BBC: 'World's oldest' Humboldt penguin celebrates birthday


Rosie the penguin
image captionRosie, who has arthritis, eats a special diet to keep her active with her fellow penguins

A Humboldt penguin who is thought to be the oldest in the world has celebrated her 31st birthday.

Rosie has lived at Sewerby Hall in East Yorkshire since 1990 when she was brought from a bird park in Surrey.

Native to South America, Humboldts can live up to 20 years in the wild and are classed as "vulnerable to extinction".

Staff at the Bridlington zoo said "the grand old lady" had been the "centre of attention", with a special watermelon and fish cake made for her party.

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