The Falkland Islands, off the coast of South America, are home to about 500,000 penguins. The flightless birds often stick and cuddle together, but one of them got lost. Fortunately, the small fella did not need to feel alone for too much time.
The cutie had drifted onto the Cape Pembrokeshire Nature Reserves, where he discovered a group of friendly horses. Subsequently, this occurred:
An associate of the Falklands Conservation group, Sarah Crofts, caught some unbelievable and adorable moments with her camera.
She was out there feeding her own horses, and at first, she did not believe they’d pay the penguin much notice whatsoever.
But the inquisitive equines could not blow off the odd new visitor. They took turns and bent down to sniff and scrutinize the little fella.
There was, obviously, some initial awkwardness, but it didn’t take long for the horses to become more courageous! Shortly, they were nose to beak.
Crofts says that after a while they were unwilling to let the good-looking fowl out of their sight, and it became sort of a game for the herd.
Horses in the isle town do not often socialize with the penguins, despite there are many of them out there. So, it must have been a real treat to witness these scenes!
I believe it is safe to say the little penguin did not mind all the attention either!
(source Caters News Agency, Daily Mail)
Who knew that a herd of fuzzy horses could care so much about penguins? Only thinking about all the adorable experiences with this crew will get into, makes me grin. The truth is, does anyone have a contact at Disney? I believe I might have an idea for their next film…