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Penguins Go Bald Due to Mystery Disease


By Michael Marshall – “Something is causing young penguins in South Africa and Argentina to lose their feathers.

The condition was first seen in black-footed penguins (see picture, top) in a rehabilitation centre in South Africa in 2006. The following year it was found in wild Magellanic penguins, living on the other side of the Atlantic in Argentina. Wild penguins in South Africa have also been affected.” Read more.

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