NewsRegionBaltimore City


African bird dies unexpectedly at Maryland Zoo

Posted at 4:13 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 16:13:10-05

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Zoo is investigating after an African bird died unexpectedly over the weekend.

A female hamerkop has died, the zoo announced on Tuesday.

"Recently we shared the news that a pair of hamerkops was building an impressive nest behind the scenes in our Africa Barn," the zoo posted on Twitter.

"We're heartbroken to announce that the female hamerkop died unexpectedly this weekend. The cause of her passing is still unknown, but a necropsy will be performed," the zoo said. "We want to thank those who watched our cam and shared in our wonder at the instincts of these African birds."