Port Elizabeth’s Bayworld has released a statement confirming that the second chick of Buddy, the missing penguin, died yesterday.
Buddy was taken from his enclosure more than a week ago and has still not been found. Buddy’s first chick died earlier this week and the cause of death of the second chick is not yet known.
The news comes just a day after Adrian Donian, 22, and Emile du Plessis, 18, made a brief appearance in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s court in connection with the penguin’s disappearance. Du Plessis and Doman are facing charges of theft, contravention of marine conservation regulations and trespassing.
A spokesman for Bayworld said the search for Buddy would continue today and asked people kept their eyes peeled for Buddy, which has a tag attached to his flipper with the number 2 6 6 (red blue blue).