Penguins can contract Avian Malaria!
Updated: Nov 17, 2018
Avian malaria is a mosquito -borne disease and one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in pengiuns in rehabilitation centers. Penguins are known to be highly susceptible to this disease. The disease has also been reported in wild penguin populations however its impact on the health and fitness of penguins in the wild is not clear.