Fritz the penguin passes away at the Columbus Zoo

Fritz (Courtesy Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)

POWELL, OH (WCMH) — Fritz a Humboldt penguin died at the age of 20, four years past his life expectancy.

According to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Fritz died Thursday morning after suffering from heart disease.

Fritz was a father to six chicks and a grandfather to another.

The zoo says he was a magnificent bird and will be greatly missed.

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