Newspaper article The Canadian Press

An Otter, a Goat and Stingrays: A List of Some Animal Deaths at the Calgary Zoo

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

An Otter, a Goat and Stingrays: A List of Some Animal Deaths at the Calgary Zoo

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A list of some animal deaths at the Calgary Zoo

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CALGARY - The Calgary Zoo said Thursday that seven of its Humboldt penguins drowned in their holding area. Here are some other animal deaths at the zoo:

February 2016: Two staff members are disciplined when an otter drowns after becoming entangled in a pair of jeans. The zoo says keepers give animals items meant to elicit behaviours found in the wild, but the pants were not authorized.

November 2014: A five-month-old woodland caribou calf dies from complications related to sudden severe neck trauma.

September 2014: A problem with an ozone sensor in the hippo pool is blamed for the deaths of 85 tilapia fish.

October 2011: A zookeeper resigns following the death of a corn snake. …

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