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Waddle like a penguin. Or better yet, tap those happy feet and find a pebble. These fluffy birds will have you finding your own beat and laughing at their antics and jokes.

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10 Adorable Photos of Baby Penguins

When it comes to cute animals, penguins are at the top of the list. Particularly baby penguins, with their floofiness and roundness. So to brighten up your day, here are 10 photos of super sweet baby penguins. For more cute animal photos, have a look at these adorable pictures of sleeping kittens

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Extremely Rare Never-Before-Seen Yellow Penguin Captured By Photographer

Rare animals are... well, rare to come by. And this golden penguin is no exception! One wildlife photographer, Yves Adams, has won nature's lottery by being the first to spot and capture a never-before-seen yellow penguin. The penguin is a King penguin, potentially the very first of its kind. 

Yves Adams believes that the yellow penguin spotted on an island in South Georgia is leucistic. Leucism is a condition that results in the partial loss of pigmentation. Whereas albinism is the absence of melanin, leucism is only partial, which can make the animal have white or patchy colored skin, feathers, or hair. 

In an interview with the Independent, Yves Adams had this to say about the rare and unique moment he first spotted the yellow penguin, "I'd never seen or heard of a yellow penguin before. There were 120,000 birds on that beach, and this was the only yellow one there. They all looked normal except for this one. It really was something else. It was an incredibly unique experience. One of the birds looked really strange, and when I looked closer it was yellow. We all went crazy when we realized. We dropped all the safety equipment and grabbed our cameras."

Adams continued, "We were so lucky the bird landed right where we were. Our view wasn't blocked by a sea of massive animals. Normally it's almost impossible to move on this beach because of them all. It was heaven that he landed by us. If it had been 50 metres away, we wouldn't have been able to get this show of a lifetime."

This isn't the first time we've seen rare golden animals out in the wild, but it is the very first golden penguin! 

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Blooper Reel: Penguins Slipping (20 Gifs)

When it comes to gracefulness, penguins aren't exactly at the top of the list. As adorable as they are, and my gosh they are adorable, penguins are one of the most awkward birds around! Their adorable waddle, their full-out clumsiness, all these weird movements they happen to do just honestly makes us adore them even more. They are beautiful in their awkward, clumsy ways and we're here to celebrate that beauty!

Sure penguins tend to slip a lot, but most importantly, they never let their fall stop them from moving forward. Maybe a little something to keep in mind for any future slip-ups that may come your way. 

And now, for some wild penguins facts that happened to blow our minds. Did you know that the first settlers to witness penguins called them "strange geese?" Or how about the fact that penguins classic black/white coats are actually a suit for camouflage? When seen from above, a penguins black back blends with the ocean water, and when viewed from below, their white bellies match the bright surface. This helps them disguise from their predators such as leopard seals, or orcas, and it also helps them catch prey themselves. 

We know what you're thinking, penguins are freakin' awesome. Now, get yourself all cozy to enjoy this adorable blooper reel of penguins being... well, penguins. 

gifs of penguins slipping - thumbnail includes two screenshot of a gif where a penguin slips
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Penguin Party: Hot Off The Press Memes

What's better than to finish off the week with some fresh memes? Relax with a cup of hot tea, a warm fuzzy blanket, and your air conditioner on full blast and really perfect the ambiance with these freezing cold penguin memes

Don't worry though, you're not the only one who's sick of the heat waves, these penguins would be too. And they're all too happy to show it. Since yes, they may look cute and funny, waddling around and slipping on ice, but inside every penguin, there is a ferocious little creature ready for a fight. So, close the week off with these funny penguin memes, and let's hope some of these penguins' icy energy gets transferred to our weather. 

funny penguins penguin pictures memes lol hilarious | unclefather who ARE real penguin shouting at a stuffed penguin plush toy | ERMAHGERD PERNGWENS
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Top 10 Penguin GIFs

Penguins are the most socially awkward and cute animals there are. Check out that waddle! Here are the best 10 penguin GIFs to remind you how awesome penguins are.

penguins waddling in a line on the snow
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Top 10 Penguin GIFs

Penguins are the most socially awkward and cute animals there are. Check out that waddle! Here are the best 10 penguin GIFs to remind you how awesome penguins are.

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Top 10 Penguin GIFs

Penguins are the most socially awkward and cute animals there are. Check out that waddle! Here are the best 10 penguin GIFs to remind you how awesome penguins are.

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Animal Reaction GIFs

Four legs good, two legs, not so much. Unless they can also swim or fly in which case AWESOME. And here are some cat reaction GIFs to round it all out.

reaction gifs of all sorts of animals, winged, land and sea.
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Animal Reaction GIFs

Four legs good, two legs, not so much. Unless they can also swim or fly in which case AWESOME. And here are some cat reaction GIFs to round it all out.

reaction gifs of all sorts of animals, winged, land and sea.
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Wellington The Penguin Meets Beluga Whales

If you guys aren't following @shedd_aquarium on Twitter, you're definitely missing out on some under the sea magic! 

The staff are currently letting the penguins roam the empty aquarium and documenting their adventures!

And on March 31st, Wellington the Penguin meet beluga whales -- for the very first time! And the belugas are northern hemisphere animals, so they likely have never seen a penguin either!

Which explains the second belugas curiosity as it presses its head against the glass for a better look! 

penguins beluga whales cute animals tweets aquarium | crested penguin walking by an aquarium where a white beluga whale with a large forehead watches it through the glass
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Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as you. That changes things. Penguins the size of humans... the idea sounds like it comes from science fiction. But it actually just comes from science. It was recently discovered that giant penguins used to exist. We are not kidding. 

giant human sized penguin fossilized bones found in New Zealand
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Skipper and Ping, The Gay Penguins Have Adopted An Abandoned Egg In Berlin Zoo!

It's an exciting time for Skipper and Ping, two male Emperor penguins who live at the Berlin zoo. They have been longing for an egg of their own and now, they finally have one. This is by no means the only gay penguin - or animal - couple in the world, but that doesn't make their story any less special. Here it is. 

the gay penguin dads with their own foster egg
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