Police investigating potential penguin mistreatment

March 16, 2023 2:55 am in by

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Tasmania Police is investigating after several youths reportedly mistreated penguins on the foreshore at Burnie on Sunday evening.

Police were called about 6:30pm, after a member of the public witnessed the incident.

One penguin is currently in the care of a local vet and is undergoing surgery as a result of injuries sustained.

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Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service has been advised and the incident is under investigation.

Police would like to speak to those involved, particularly a young female who was carrying a distinctive, brightly-coloured backpack.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Burnie Police or Crime Stoppers.