Eva the penguin passes away at Marwell Zoo

Eva passed away after developing the infection, Aspergillosis Credit: Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo has announced that their 16-year-old Humboldt penguin, Eva, has passed away.

Eva was diagnosed with Aspergillosis, an infection that can affect water birds especially during the colder months. Veterinary teams immediately attempted emergency investigations and treatment but despite their best efforts Eva passed away.

During her time at Marwell, Eva successfully raised five chicks including two males, Lurch and most recently Seaweed, who hatched last year.