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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  • megan11/30/2010
    i feel so bad for ''???????'' ( thats the guys name up there) he is adoped in south korea. the penguins are super cute!!!!! i wish penguins would come and see me!!!!!!!!
    • pay pay11/30/2010
      I THINK THIS ARTICLE WAS VERY INTERESTING
      • hickup11/30/2010
        peguins for christmas?weird but their worth it
        • ???????11/30/2010
          I was adopted and i was born in south korea
          • curious11/30/2010
            i know where are the elfs
            • penguinlover11/30/2010
              Those penguins r adorable! I want one!
              • lisa11/30/2010
                wow.i m happy that korea is cheered up!and those penguins are so cute.ps:i used to live in korea too
                • dkjdkfj11/30/2010
                  sooooo cute!
                  • ox11/30/2010
                    Why dont they do that in Iowa and were are the elfs
                    • kcwe11/30/2010
                      wheres rudolf?

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