Thursday 17 August 2017

Watch: Absolute joy as Dublin Zoo's penguins return home after bird flu threat

Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

Dublin Zoo's penguins have returned to their outdoor home for the first time since January, after precautionary measures were taken to protect them against bird flu.

The joyous penguins were placed back in their outdoor home this afternoon, running towards their enclosure after months spent in their protective digs.

More than 150 ostriches, penguins, flamingos and other birds were moved in order to protect them from the threat of contracting avian flu from wild birds early into the New Year.

The penguins' return will spell delight for the zoo's visitors who will be able to see the mischievous bunch once again at their 2.30pm feeding time each day.

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