Swarm of bees kill more than 60 endangered penguins in South Africa

的 63 birds were found dead inside the Boulders African penguin colony in Simon’s Town, located near Cape Town, according to a press release from the South African National Parks (SANParks). The penguins died sometime between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

A post-mortem revealed that all of the penguins had multiple bee stings. Preliminary investigations suggest they died after being stung by a swarm of Cape honey bees, the release 添加.

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Visitors look at African penguins at Boulders Penguin Colony, Simon's Town, southwest South Africa, 四月 25, 2021. (Photo by Lyu Tianran/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Lyu Tianran via Getty Images)

Visitors look at African penguins at Boulders Penguin Colony, Simon’s Town, southwest South Africa, 四月 25, 2021. (Photo by Lyu Tianran/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Lyu Tianran via Getty Images)

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