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Have You Seen This? Penguins play with bubbles

POSTED February 11, 2018 1:10 p.m.
THE AQUARIUM — There are a few things in the world that appeal to both kids and adults.

Tater tots, Disney movies, and dumb jokes all have a high kid-adult crossover. Then you have things like flying kites and blowing bubbles. I don’t care how old you are, but if you see a flying kite, you will always look, and if someone starts blowing bubbles, I have to doubt that you have a compulsion to reach out and pop at least one bubble.

Who can blame us with bubbles. They float and shine in a way that brings to mind ethereal thoughts of fairytales and magic. Admit it, simple soap and water is always a fascinating sight.

So it’s no surprise that animals would also be enthralled with bubble-based activity. Even more specifically, penguins at the Sea Life aquarium in Sydney were recently happy to give us video proof that penguins like bubbles.

The star of this featured video is a king penguin who expertly seeks out bubbles to gently balance them on the tip of its beak. It’s made even more charming because the penguin seems excited and proud to have caught a little bubble of its very own.

According to the video description, “Bubbles are used as an engagement tool at the aquarium, as penguins are quirky, inquisitive and playful characters."

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