Penguins make valiant, adorable attempt to flee zoo

A group of penguins’ valiant escape to freedom fizzled thanks to some old-fashioned human innovations.

The penguins managed to get all the way to a hallway meant for zoo staffers and tried to push it even further. However, two things went wrong: they didn’t cover their tracks, and they were discovered, leading them to abort the operation.

“Perhaps our penguins [have] seen The Penguins of Madagascar too much?” a translated video description read.

Based on their failure, they evidently haven’t seen it enough.

Photo via Luis Alejandro Bernal Romero/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.