May 13, 2007

Penguin May Suffer Discrimination [LINK]

From a BBC News item about a lone penguin found in Peru, thousands of miles away from its normal habitat in the southern straits of Chile:

Scientists say they fear that the solitary Magellanic penguin may not be accepted by some of the area's 4,000 Humboldt penguins.

Biologist David Orosco told AFP news agency that the native birds may even try to reject the penguin.

"Conditions in the park are not the ones it is used to. They usually seek out their own species, and it could suffer discrimination," Mr Orosco said.

(via Tim Blair)

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