Police investigating penguin mistreatment, Burnie
Police are investigating after several youths reportedly mistreated penguins on the foreshore at Burnie on Sunday evening.
Police were called about 6:30pm, after a member of the public witnessed the incident.
One penguin is currently in the care of a local vet and is undergoing surgery as a result of injuries sustained.
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service has been advised and the incident is under investigation.
“Police are seeking public assistance to identify those involved, particularly a young female who was carrying a distinctive, brightly-coloured backpack,” said Sergeant Ben Elliot.
“We are urging anyone with information about the incident, including the identity of the youths, to contact Burnie Police.”
Information can be provided to police on 131 444 or to Crime Stoppers Tasmania at crimestopperstas.com.au.