Unfortunately...this is sad news for animals lovers...especially penguin lovers :(
The Straits Times
Aug 10, 2006
Bird blood bath
It was a day strictly for the birds after two lorries overturned, sending feathers and penguins spilling onto the roads in Texas.
In a turkey mishap on Monday, the lorry had been carrying about 5,000 six-week-old hens when the driver lost control of his vehicle near Gholson. Thousands of birds were killed and many of the dazed survivors scattered into the woods, though some were later recaptured, the Waco Tribune Herald reported.
A day later, a truck transporting zoo animals also crashed, throwing 24 penguins, an octopus and tropical fish onto the road in Marshall. Four penguins died, including three hit by oncoming traffic, Reuters reported.
'The rest of the penguins kind of stayed together in the ditch,' state trooper Richard Buchanan said. The octopus emerged unscathed.