Santa Penguins Bring Christmas Cheer To South Korea

By Kavi Dolasia on November 29, 2010

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Christmas has come early for the lucky children in South Korea - And not in the form of the Ho-Ho-Ho kind of Santa Claus, but a much cuter penguin version. Except in this case, the penguins dressed up as both Santa and reindeer!

The November 17th, March of the Holiday Penguins, marked the beginning of the 'Christmas Fantasy', celebration at the Everland Amusement Park in Yongin, just south of Seoul. To the delight of both children and adults, the dozen or more tuxedo birds waddled solemnly some in Santa suits, while other posing as reindeers with antlers sticking out from their backs, instead of heads. These of course are no ordinary penguins, but endangered African Penguins, also know as Jackass Penguins, thanks to their donkey-like braying call.

With the streets lit up with over 2 million lights and lined with 80 Christmas trees, as well as, loads of fake snow, the March of the Santa Penguins was truly an amazing sight, and a little more fun that the March of the Penguins documentary, don't you think?

Happy Countdown to Christmas!

Sources: 3news.co.nz, aolnews.com

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  • mollyWednesday, December 1, 2010 at 11:18 am
    i wonder how they got that stuff on the penguins?I leaned that thiers penguins that have the name Jackass,and I leaned that you could dress up a penguin!!
    • madisonWednesday, December 1, 2010 at 11:05 am
      I did not even know that you could dress a penguin in a randeer ? I think it would be prity hard to dress a penguin.
      • sarahWednesday, December 1, 2010 at 11:00 am
        I wonder how they got the pengwen to stay?
        • elahnaWednesday, December 1, 2010 at 10:55 am
          i wonder if the penguins liked dressing up? i have never heard of a jackass penguin. i didnt know that a lot of penguins look alike
          • osric baridWednesday, December 1, 2010 at 9:59 am
            i like pie too and men those things are good <3 keep it reall
            • coolWednesday, December 1, 2010 at 9:57 am
              omgomg
              • karla<3Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 9:32 am
                dats so ccccccccccccuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttttteeeeeeeeeeee
                • lil sonicWednesday, December 1, 2010 at 9:27 am
                  thats cool
                  • SforemanWednesday, December 1, 2010 at 8:30 am
                    I think that penguins are sooooooo cute!!! They are just running around in Santa and reindeer costumes. SO CUTE!!! i hope that those kids had a lot of fun with the penguins!!
                    • Hello MelloWednesday, December 1, 2010 at 4:05 am
                      I love penguins :)

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                      Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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