Walkers found the lost and tired-looking animal, which has been relocated to a beach with fewer predators in the hopes it will swim home.
Officials from South Africa's national parks agency said that the African penguins and honeybees have typically been able to coexist in the area.
"It's an incredibly sad day for his care team and for everyone who spent time with this amazing bird," one of the penguin's caretakers said.
"Now when they come out and there's no one here, they sometimes stop to look around, as if they're wondering where all the people have gone," said Tossapol Kosol, a penguin specialist in Thailand.
Officials from The Florida Aquarium said that necropsy results were inconclusive and the matter is still "under examination."
Usually we take a handful of penguins on each trip but it's really up to them. If particular penguins are readily wanting to follow us or hang out with us we then think they might be a good candidate for a field trip
You're all heroes," said one social media user, after watching the rescue operation that occurred at Phillip Island Nature Parks, Australia.
Discarded face masks are frequently being found lying on beaches in Brazil, local marine conservationists have said.
"I couldn't believe it. I had to replay it many times," said researcher Andréa Thiebault.
A pair of gay male penguins have reportedly stolen the egg of a heterosexual penguin couple in order to become dads.
"The new species is one of the largest fossil penguins described so far and one of the very few giant penguins," said researcher Gerald Mayr.
A pair of male emperor penguins have taken it upon themselves to care for an egg laid by a female with no interest in hatching it.
"Humankind needs to do more" to protect penguins.
Falkland Islands trade minister Teslyn Barkman said the British government must implement a "no penguins left behind" strategy.
The small birds are turning up on beaches dead or starving in an unusually large mass death.
The first member of the flock to spy the recording object goes in for a close-up, before a friend tries to hijack his spot.
They might be OK outside, but the penguins have a chick in the flock and zookeepers don't want to risk letting them out when it's 40 degrees below zero.
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Living on a predator-free island has not eliminated the human threat.
The penguin had recently been rejected by his partner of 10 years.
After eons of change measured in geologic time, Antarctica is now rapidly transforming—and sitting on a treacherous ledge.
The Long Island Aquarium's Pam, Angela, Fuzz and Sheldon "seem to like it, they don't get bitey."
The birds were over four feet tall.