63 African penguins died in South Africa, suspected of being attacked by crazy Cape bees
On the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, 63 African penguins died strangely without trauma on Friday (17th). After careful examination by experts, they found signs of bees stinging on their cape and full of dead bees on the ground.
Therefore, it was determined that these African Penguins were killed by a swarm.
TimesLive, a South African news website, reported on the 19th that after people in Simon’s Town, an African penguin habitat, found 63 bodies of African penguin, animals from the South African National Park Management Office Doctors, veterinarians in Cape Town and penguins experts from the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds immediately investigated They are the cause of death.
The South African National Park Administration said that the dead African penguins were completely free of trauma and their biological remains were sent for disease and poison testing, but the autopsy results showed that they had all been stung by bees many times before their lives, and many dead Cape bees (Cape bee) were found at the place where they died, so they first Steps inferred that penguins were injured and killed by swarms.
Alison Kock, a marine biologist at the South African National Park Management Service, said that he thanked all animal protection partners to help them investigate this unusual event. He pointed out that no more African penguins were found dead at the scene, and the situation would be continuously monitored.