Concerned Edinburgh Zoo webcam viewer mistakes rock... for injured penguin

A concerned webcam viewer contacted Edinburgh Zoo to report an injured penguin to its keepers, only to be told that it was a rock.

The world-famous zoo has more than 100 gentoos, kings and rockhoppers in its enclosures - all of which can be viewed on a live streaming webcam.

But Twitter user @Jazzmellodi worried the penguin population might have fallen by one when she tweeted a screenshot of the webcam that appeared to show a bird lying on its side.

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Jazz asked the zoo: “Is this penguin okay? He hasn't moved.”

After a quick penguin headcount by its keepers, Edinburgh Zoo retweeted the query, writing: “Hi Jazz, we do have rockhoppers but that's just a rock…”

“Well this is embarrassing,” Jazz replied, adding: “back off to specsavers I go.”

You can keep up to date with what the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo get up to - and make sure they’re all upright and conscious - by watching the live stream from their webcam here.

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A concerned webcam viewer contacted Edinburgh Zoo to report an injured penguin to its keepers, only to be told that it was a rock.

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