Death Of Calgary Zoo Penguin Wasn't Officially Made Public Until The Sun Asked

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Fatally gagging on a wooden stick.

It seems like a strange way for a normally ice-bound penguin to die, but experts on the Antarctic birds say the Calgary Zoo's latest untimely fatality may just be a fluke of nature.

In a break with recent tradition, the demise of the female Gentoo penguin wasn't officially made public -- but staff at the zoo confirmed the December fatality, after the Sun learned of the death.

Read the whole story at The Calgary Sun