Gentoo penguin, Amery, male, deceased


A Loss in Penguin Plunge

March 08, 2024 | 1 minute read

We are saddened to share that earlier this month, we said goodbye to 1-year-old gentoo penguin, ‘Amery’.

Amery hatched here on June 13, 2022 and struggled with congenital deformities that predisposed him to further health challenges. He was receiving multiple ongoing treatments and supportive care, but his overall welfare continued to decline. For this reason, the zoo’s Animal Care, Health & Welfare team made the difficult but compassionate decision to euthanize him on March 6, 2024.

In his short time with us, he became a much-loved member of the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo family. Please keep his dedicated care givers in your thoughts during this difficult time.