Is this your cat? Authorities leave a picture of & # 39; prime suspect & # 39; in the death of two endangered little penguins – and the owner could be faced with serious accusations
- A feline is the prime suspect behind the killing of two Little Penguins in Manly
- The cat has been spotted by cameras that prowl around their nest site
- Penguins were not eaten and seem to have been killed for amusement
A cat is thought to be the fierce beast behind the heinous murder of two endangered penguins on the northern beaches of Sydney.
The cat was identified as the prime suspect after being repeatedly caught on camera around Manly & # 39; s North Head – near where the Little Penguins were killed.
The penguins were not eaten and seemed to have been killed for entertainment, said a spokeswoman for the Office of Environment and Heritage.
A cat has been caught on the camera repeatedly roaming around Manly & # 39; s North Head – near where the Little Penguins were killed
The cat, haggard or rather domestic, is not confirmed as the penguin killer, but the government's efforts will focus on catching it.
Pets are not allowed in an area of the National Park and pet owners are reminded that fox control also includes bait that is also effective against domestic dogs and cats. & # 39;
The spokeswoman told it Manly Daily if the cat is caught, the owner can be prosecuted.
She said that if there was no owner, the cat would be killed.
The breeding season for penguins runs from June to February. There are around 60 to 70 pairs of penguins around North Head and the authorities have followed them closely.
The penguins had not yet been eaten and seem to have been killed for amusement, said a spokeswoman for the Office of Environment and Heritage
In June 2015, a fox (photo) managed to kill 26 of the endangered penguins before he was shot
Three foxes were caught and killed in the last six weeks after being caught roaming around the breeding area.
The spokeswoman said no foxes had been discovered or checked in the area where the two penguins were killed.
In June 2015, a fox managed to kill 26 of the endangered penguins.
Authorities spent days plotting the area to prevent the creature from destroying the colony.
The iconic Little Penguins of Manly:
Manly is the home of a colony of Little Penguins, the only colonial colony on the mainland that has remained anywhere in New South Wales.
The colony consists of only about 60 breeding pairs, the little penguins are an icon of Manly and the Manly Wharf, where they often nest every night between June and February.
Every breeding season, people visit the Manly Wharf to see the Little Penguins.
Source: Office of Environment and Heritage
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