Baby Penguin Named Leona Spared From Lions After Strolling The Lion’s Den In Germany Zoo

By on Jan 7, 2011 in Animals, Europe, World Comments
Penguin in the Lions den
Leona the penguin strolling in the lions den
Image Credit: Allwetterzoo.de

A baby penguin at the Münster Zoo in Germany has been reported on January 3, 2011 to have been spared from the lions after it strolled the lion’s den.

According to international reports, the cute baby penguin had escaped from its pool and through a den of a sleeping lions it took itself on a tour, unaware of the danger it gets into.

A visitor reportedly spotted the African penguin strolling up and down the ice-covered moat alongside the enclosure. He then alerted the authorities who have spent a day to get the penguin out of the den.

Reports said that zookeepers lured the penguin with a trail of herrings.

“Luckily the family of lions didn’t pose a threat because they were dozing in the warmth of their house,” the zoo authorities said in a statement.

The baby penguin born in September was named Leona after the incident. It was only known as number 459 as the usual practice of the zoo of just assigning numbers to its penguins.



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