Thursday, December 23, 2004

Mystery Illness Threatens World's Rarest Penguin :(

A mystery disease is killing off yellow-eyed penguin chicks in New Zealand in a fresh blow to efforts to conserve the world's rarest member of the penguin family, a conservation group said on Thursday. The disease killed up to 80 percent of this spring's chick's in the worst affected areas on New Zealand's South Island.