20 penguins killed as caracal swoops near Boulders Beach

05 July 2016 - 18:40 By TMG Digital

A caracal has killed 20 penguins near Boulders Beach in Simon's Town.The wild cat‚ believed to be a young male‚ has been photographed by trap cameras during its evening raids on the colony of endangered African penguins.It has made four visits‚ each of which has resulted in between three and 10 penguin deaths‚ and now the City of Cape Town is trying to capture it and move it away from the penguin colony‚ at the same time attaching a radio-tracking device to the animal.

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