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Police on the hunt for Dublin penguin-nappers 都柏林警方追捕企鵝綁匪

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Police in Ireland are investigating after a penguin was stolen from Dublin Zoo on Thursday, only to be discovered waddling through the city’s streets.

The female penguin, named Kelli, is thought to have been taken as part of a prank when a group of men broke into the zoo — but police are taking a dim view of the situation and say those responsible could be made to face the music.

“The Gardai (police) are investigating an incident in which a penguin was taken from Dublin Zoo shortly after 8am this morning,” a police spokesman said.

“It’s believed a number of men took this penguin, however it was subsequently found in a street a few kilometers away,” he added.

“The investigations are continuing as to who these people are and the penguin has been returned to its rightful home,” police said. The penguin was unharmed during the incident.

Media reports claimed the men smuggled the 10-year-old penguin away from the zoo by bundling it into a bag and taking a taxi. They are said to have told the taxi driver it was a rabbit.(AFP)

都柏林動物園上週四發生企鵝竊案,事後有人發現企鵝竟在市區街頭閒晃。愛爾蘭警方正在調查此事。

園方認為這隻名叫「凱莉」的母企鵝,是被一群闖進動物園的男子惡作劇帶走的,但警方對此持懷疑態度,表示他們恐難逃刑事責任。

警方發言人表示:「今天早上八點出頭,都柏林動物園的一隻企鵝就被人偷走。警方正在調查這起竊案。」

他還說:「據信是幾名男子帶走這隻企鵝的,不過牠隨即在幾公里外的街道上被尋獲。」

警方表示:「將繼續追查這些人的身分,而企鵝已被送回動物園安置。」歷劫歸來的企鵝毫髮無傷。

媒體報導宣稱,那些男子將這隻十歲大的企鵝裝入袋中偷渡出園區後,再搭計程車逃逸。據說,他們告訴計程車司機袋內裝的是隻兔子。(法新社╱翻譯:林倩如)

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