Environmentalists believed that 27 penguins were killed by a dog or a pack of dogs at Cat Bay in Australia.
Preliminary investigation said the injuries penguins sustained were from a dog attack, said a spokesman from Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE). Two Water Rats, also protected species, were found dead.
The owner of a dog found responsibly for attacking a penguin faces a fine of up to Aus$3,000.
With report from AFP and The Australian. Photo: Ryan Rickenbach.