Pierre, American penguin, Died at 33


Pierre was born on February 16, 1983, and died on May 6, 2016.

He was an African penguin (Spheniscus demersus).

The penguin lived at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

He was the first penguin (and likely the first bird) to have bald spots restored.

The condition caused the bald spots to span to his chest, a patch on his back, and his entire tail and head.

Pierre hatched at the Maryland Zoo in Maryland in 1983 and was transferred in June to the Steinhart Aquarium facilities at the CAS.

Pierre was well known because of his previous medical issues, where he had to be treated for an unknown illness which caused molting of his fur and feathers, medical staff had concerns of a fatal hypothermia.

The penguin was designed a wetsuit, the tested a few colour but black became the better choice in the end.

Following that Pierre was showing improvement with his colony, has the other penguins had socially disregarded Pierre.

After been medically clear to re-unit wit his colony Pierre regained his respect from the rest of his colony as the leader, overseeing 19 fellow penguins.

Pierre passed away at 33 yrs old.