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Your morning adorable: Penguin jumps in the snow

We've seen some cute penguins in our time, but we're not sure we've ever seen one quite as adorable as this energetic little fellow. (Well ... perhaps he's tied for Cutest Penguin with the gentoo penguin chick who hasn't yet been told that he's a flightless bird and the group of Humboldt penguins who try, but fail, to catch a butterfly. Picking the cutest penguin is like picking the cutest kitten: difficult.)

This video, filmed in a Japanese zoo, has racked up hundreds of thousands of views and earned its star countless comparisons to Mumble, the animated dancing penguin from the movie "Happy Feet."

"Or maybe he's a fan of penguin-suited dance legend Fred Astaire, who often went through his paces wearing a top hat and  tails," the Daily Mail muses. But this little penguin's dance moves more closely resemble the youthful exuberance of Kris Kross than the elegance of Astaire, don't you think?

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Video: smz200x via YouTube

 
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Wait ive seen this before, is this the beginning of Happy Feet?

Saw this on another site where they said the penguin was suffering from captivity-induced dimensia, like those bears that just walk back and forth for hours on end.
Sorry for giving the whole thing a much darker tone!

This may look cute, but this isnt normal behavior. That penguin is going mad. This happens regularly when animals are kept in captivity for long periods of time. For example, imagine being locked up in a prison all your life, or a better example born and raised in a prison cell for a different species to just stare at you and throw food at you.

@ James, I have a hard time believing that it is the dementia you mention for one simple reason the penguin is a juvenile not an adult, just saying.....


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