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London Zoo penguins get diving board to commemorate 2012 Games; have Olympic fever (video)

Mar 30, 2012, 10:53 AM EDT

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So Friday is just crawling along … you think the weekend will never get here, and you’re getting grouchier by the minute. But then you saw this video of penguins leaping off of a diving board, and suddenly everything is OK. Here we are at the London Zoo, where they’ve installed a new “Olympic London 2012 style diving board” in the penguin enclosure. I dare you not to smile while watching this. Even the heron — which can fly, it should be stressed — can’t resist giving it a go.

The Zoo’s colony of 64 penguins, a mix of Humboldt Penguins, Rockhopper Penguins and African Black Footed Penguins, were introduced to the new diving board on Thursday … along with a heron, and assorted sea gulls.


source: AP

source: AP

  1. lewp - Mar 30, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Thanks for the pictures Rick….we here in the dungeon are not able to watch videos. Yes, Friday is creeping along….the plan here is to enjoy serious campfire stories as we rough it in the woods….

    Bring on the sun!