Penguins stolen from Zoo found in Strelley Village

The two penguins were found at an address in Strelley Village. (Photo: Notts Police)

Two penguins stolen from a zoo have been found by police at an address in Strelley Village.

Notts Police said a tip-off led them to recover the two Humboldt penguins on Wednesday (January 16).

They were taken in November from a zoo which has not been named by officers. They have been returned safe and well.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft. He has since been released under investigation.

Sergeant Andrew Browning and PC Paul Toon worked together on the investigation.

Sgt Browning said: “My first thought was this is one for the books, and one to tell the grand kids, because there’s no way we thought we would go down there and actually find two penguins.

“It was an unusual one. Even when we went down to custody it made everyone laugh, particularly the custody sergeant who was booking us in. It was a real off-the-wall find.”

A Notts Police spokesman said: “After putting our beak in and making enquiries we recovered the birds safe and well on Wednesday afternoon and returned to the zoo.”

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