Penguins sold on Facebook for profit by ex-aviary

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Penguins sold on Facebook for profit by ex-aviary

Penguins sold on Facebook for profit by ex-aviary.

A former bird keeper in the UK has been jailed for 32 months after stealing penguins from a British zoo and selling them on Facebook.

On Friday, October 30, Bradley Tomes, 25, a former bird keeper was sentenced for the theft of Humboldt penguins named, Pablo and Penny from Lakes Safari zoo during his time working there as an aviarist.

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It was discovered that Tomes broke into the zoo more than once to steal a range of rare and exotic animals including egrets, penguins and macaws.

He was finally detained after one of the buyers contact a vet because the birds were in particularly poor health.


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