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A man who bludgeoned six fairy penguins to death was sentenced to just 49 hours community service by an Australian court, sparking outrage from conservationists. Joshua Jeffrey was convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals after he battered the birds with a stick while drunk on a beach with two others at Sulphur Creek in Tasmania state in 2016. It was called as a “callous act” against “vulnerable penguins.
Fairy penguins –the smallest species of penguin which can live to 24 years—are only found in southern Australia and New Zealand. Also known as little penguins, the six died of head fractures, and the court was told that the colony at Sulphur Creek, which supports an estimated 267 pairs, would take years to recover. With so many other threats, such as gillnets and dog attacks, the last thing any penguin colony needs is a senseless and cruel attack such as this one was.
The group of penguins is known as ______
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