Maybe penguins can actually fly!

23 Mar

Ok I know this is a Florida blog and this story is not technically about Florida…but I couldn’t resist. It was too cute!

Pete the penguin, a star of SeaWorld, waddled down the aisle of a trans-American Southwest Airlines flight from San Francisco to San Diego.

The South American Magellan Penguin had been appearing at a national science convention and was returning home. His SeaWorld keepers gave a lecture to passengers over the in-flight intercom as the bird ambled between their seats.

Magellanic Penguins take their name from the Magellan Strait, in Chile, where they originate from and live to between 25 and 30 years old. Despite the millions that inhabit the coastlines of Chile and Argentina, they are classed as a threatened species due to their vulnerability to oil spills, which kill around 20,000 adults and 22,000 youngsters every year.

If you get a chance, take a look at the videos that are on YouTube, to see Pete waddle down the isles!

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