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Penguins make valiant, adorable attempt to flee zoo

It's mission impossible, all right.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 16, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 3:45 pm CDT

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.

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*First Published: Nov 16, 2015, 10:02 am CST