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Mrs. Wolowitz, penguin named for ‘Big Bang’ mom, dies in Scotland zoo

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A penguin named after a Jewish character from the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” who had a “massive personality” and was attached to her offspring, has died in a zoo in Scotland after a fox managed to break into her enclosure.

Mrs. Wolowitz, a 35-year-old northern rockhopper, was thought to be the oldest of her kind in the world, having lived double her life expectancy, according to local media.

“Sadly, we lost her last night after a fox broke into our penguin enclosure. Thankfully, the rest of our colony are unharmed and are doing well,” Edinburgh Zoo said last week on Twitter.

Mrs. Wolowitz hatched in 1987 at Edinburgh Zoo’s Penguins Rock, considered Europe’s biggest outdoor penguin pool.

The large enclosure made it vulnerable to break-ins by wild animals, the zoo said, adding that it was looking into reinforcing the boundary.

“We know so many of you loved Mrs. Wolowitz, our oldest penguin… Her massive personality will be missed,” the zoo said.

We know so many........

© The Times of Israel

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