Fox kills oldest penguin in Edinburgh zoo after breaking into enclosure

The oldest penguin in Edinburgh zoo has been killed after a fox broke into its enclosure, staff have announced.

Mrs Wolowitz, 35, a northern rockhopper with a “massive personality”, was attacked late on Wednesday. Other penguins in the enclosure were not hurt and were doing well, the zoo added.

The zoo in a tweet said: “Sadly, we lost her last night after a fox broke into our penguin enclosure. Thankfully, the rest of our colony are unharmed and are doing well.

“Her massive personality will be missed.”

It added that zookeepers checked enclosures daily but there was always a risk of break-ins by wild animals.

“We are looking at what we can do to further reinforce the boundary,” it said.