Pen­guins pil­fered

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

VAN­DALS are reg­u­larly climb­ing se­cu­rity fences at Gran­ite Is­land, near the South Aus­tralian cap­i­tal Ade­laide, to steal pen­guins from an al­ready dwin­dling wild pop­u­la­tion. The num­ber of lit­tle pen­guins on the is­land – which is lo­cated just off the coast 50 miles ( 80km) south of Ade­laide – has dropped from more than 1500 birds 10 years ago to just 146 birds counted in last Au­gust’s cen­sus.

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