Parents of Missing Penguin Have New Egg
LONDON (AP) _ The parents of Toga _ the infant penguin whose disappearance last month was followed around the world _ have laid a new egg, zookeepers said Monday.
Toga, a 3-month-old jackass penguin, disappeared in December from Amazon World, on the Isle of Wight in southern England, prompting international concern.
Despite scores of reported sightings and an on-air confession from a man who called a television station to admit to stealing the bird, Toga has not been found.
Zoo manager Kath Bright said staff discovered last week that Toga’s parents had laid a new egg.
``It’s put a smile back on everyone’s face at the zoo, people were very down after Toga went missing,″ he said.
Penguins Kyala and Oscar, both around 3 years old, will share hatching duties for the next 40 days. A penguin chick is expected to emerge in late February.