Bergen Aquarium is setting up a special tent to protect penguins from bird flu

Erna Solberg - penguinPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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The aquarium in Bergen is setting up an expensive industrial tent over the penguins’ enclosure after bird flu was detected in the city.

The aquarium has long been prepared to protect the 29 penguins, newspaper Bergensavisen writes.

Last Thursday, a dead seagull in Bergen was diagnosed with the highly pathogenic H5N8 flu, which means that the virus is very deadly. 

The aquarium penguins are often “visited” by other birds looking for food. That has to be stopped now. 

“It’s not dangerous for humans, but it’s very serious for birds,” aquarium director Aslak Sverdrup noted.

Efforts are being made to find a solution so that the public can still see the penguins, but animal welfare will be prioritized. 

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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