Adorable emperor penguins commandeer camera with humorous result; video

Adorable emperor penguins commandeer camera with humorous result; video

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Adorable emperor penguins commandeer camera with humorous result; video

Emperor penguins are known to be curious, so when an “Antarctic expeditioner” from Australia set up his camera at the Auster Rookery near the Mawson Research Station, a penguin approached to give the odd-looking contraption a look.

Then, as if on purpose, the penguin kicked the camera over, resulting in a humorous bit of footage as the curious penguin came into view, along with a buddy who wanted to get in on the act:

The Australian Antarctic Division explained the video this way: “Australian Antarctic expeditioner, Eddie Gault, left the camera on the ice when visiting the rookery, and it didn’t take long for the naturally curious birds to seize the opportunity for a selfie.”

More from the Australian Antarctic Division:

Our research aims to learn more about the penguins (how they live, where they go, what they do, and what they need to survive), and how human activities may impact on their lives and survival chances…

Emperors’ feet are adapted to the icy conditions; like other animals that live in the polar regions, special fats in their feet prevent them from freezing. Emperors have strong claws for gripping the ice.

And for kicking over cameras.

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