An African penguin, which had escaped from the Tbilisi Zoo during the recent flood that ravaged the capital city of Georgia, was found on the Georgia-Azerbaijan border, reported Gruzia Online news agency of Georgia.
“They called us fifteen minutes ago, and informed that a penguin was swimming near the Red Bridge [i.e. a crossing point between Georgia and Azerbaijan]; it’s alive,” the respective statement reads. “A group has left [there], which will bring the animal [back] to Tbilisi.”
The devastating flood in Georgia’s capital city occurred in the early morning hours of June 14, as heavy rains caused the River Vere to burst its banks.