Kohl : Audubon Aquarium's 'celebrity of the penguin colony,' dies at 28
Kohl, a beloved
Kohl was "humanely euthanized following a decline in health due to severe joint deterioration," the
The African penguin lived to be twice the age of penguins in the wild, the
In his time at the
"Kohl and I had been best friends since I started working at the Aquarium 17 years ago," Dyer said in the news release. "He was such a sweet and gentle bird and an incredible ambassador for penguins in the wild. He will be missed dearly."
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Kohl, who turned 28 in November, made appearances on news stations and television shows and once visited Mayor
Before his death, Kohl was being treated daily with medication, but the advancement of his illness had begun to impact his quality of life, the
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