LONG BEACH, Calif. — Officials say a 24-year-old penguin that lived at a Southern California aquarium has died from health issues associated with old age.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram reports the Magellanic penguin named Henry died Monday at the Aquarium of the Pacific, where it had resided for about five years.
Officials say Henry exhibited signs of lethargy and reduced appetite before his death.
The aquarium opened the penguin habitat in 2012, and it’s currently home to about 20 of the birds.
The South American Magellanic penguins are known to live up to 30 years in the wild, and they’re often found along the beaches of Argentina and Chile.
Information from: Press-Telegram, http://www.presstelegram.com