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    Humboldt penguin, taken from German zoo, found dead

    Who would do such a thing?
    The Humboldt penguin vanished last Saturday from the Luisenpark in Mannheim. Officials there said all signs pointed to theft -- there was no indication the flightless bird escaped or was attacked by a wild animal.
    snipped

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/02...rking-lot.html
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
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    ^ A crying shame.

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    This is so sad and so senseless. What is wrong with people?? Poor defenseless penguin
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    this post is my humble opinion only

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    Requiescat in pace, #53.

    NYDN.

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    I suspect it was taken to be dinner. jmo
    I understood every word you said. It was the order that you said them that has me confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwt42 View Post
    I suspect it was taken to be dinner. jmo
    Please, no. When my nephew was little, he said he wanted to be a penguin hunter. What a horrible thought, he didn't even own a toy gun, not even a squirt gun. Then he said he wanted to search for them, look for them all over the world, not kill them. I could live with that.
    IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by SophieRose View Post
    Please, no. When my nephew was little, he said he wanted to be a penguin hunter. What a horrible thought, he didn't even own a toy gun, not even a squirt gun. Then he said he wanted to search for them, look for them all over the world, not kill them. I could live with that.
    Please, no. Also. However, it was the first thing that popped up in my demented mind.
    I understood every word you said. It was the order that you said them that has me confused.

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    There was a man in central Florida who killed a flamingo at a Bush Gardens exhibit last year right in front of families.
    http://www.wftv.com/news/local/borde...ingo/416258068

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwt42 View Post
    I suspect it was taken to be dinner. jmo
    But, the perp didn't even leave the parking lot with the penguin.

    Stolen Humboldt penguin found decapitated in parking lot, mounted on fence

    http://wjla.com/news/nation-world/st...unted-on-fence
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuffem View Post
    There was a man in central Florida who killed a flamingo at a Bush Gardens exhibit last year right in front of families.
    http://www.wftv.com/news/local/borde...ingo/416258068
    I remember that. It was only 6 months ago. A competency hearing was scheduled for Joseph Anthony Corrao on Friday.

    http://pubrec10.hillsclerk.com/Unsec...CaseID=8232652

    Wonder if Corrao had left the country recently?
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
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    No updates/arrests in the theft and subsequent decapitation of the humboldt penguin that I could find, but it seems this wasn't the first theft from a German zoo. The thefts are being linked to organized crime.

    The apparent theft of Number 53 was just the latest in a string of thefts from zoos in Germany. In December 2015 two hyacinth macaws, worth up to 40,000 euros on the black market, were stolen from Krefeld Zoo. Just six months earlier thieves had stolen three of Golden Lion-tailed monkeys from the same zoo. Police suspected it was the same group of thieves in each case and local media reported links to eastern Europe at the time.
    Read more at ... http://www.dw.com/en/german-zoos-tar...eft/a-37578365
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
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    what a disturbing thread. I have to get out of here.
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    This thread really makes doubt humanity (and hate people) sometimes. Ugh! How can people do such things? So sad

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    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/crocodile-t...ous&yptr=yahoo
    Crocodile At Tunisia Zoo Dies After Attack By Visitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuffem View Post
    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/crocodile-t...ous&yptr=yahoo
    Crocodile At Tunisia Zoo Dies After Attack By Visitors.
    Absolutely sick! Why would someone pay money to visit a zoo and then kill an animal living there? It's not a safari, folks!
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
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