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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  • JBFEVER!!JBLOVER11/30/2010
    OMG THEY ARE SOOO CUTEE!!! I LOVE THE ARTICLE!!
    • tayler11/30/2010
      I am from south korea.
      • glutius maximus11/30/2010
        I'm soooo doin my c. event on this
        • Hermione Granger11/30/2010
          they're SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!!!!!
          • DJ11/30/2010
            I LOVE THESE PENGUINS! they are so adorable andim doing my current events on this cause my grandparents live there but they didnt get to see it. wah
            • cheese11/30/2010
              yes they r
              • liza rivera11/30/2010
                That was a really good thing they did, and I think it's good for the children to do their current events on.
                • A:JOfhqs11/30/2010
                  woah
                  • xelny rios11/30/2010
                    it was cool that they did that!
                    • harman11/30/2010
                      are those real penguins

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                      brayingendangered

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                      Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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