“Bold and boisterous” Adélie penguins are known for their social personalities. Case in point: This adorable video from 2016. As Casey Marwine readies his camera, Adélie penguins in the distance beeline over to examine his presence with curiosity and enthusiasm.
It’s a delightful six minutes of waddling, tobogganing (penguin belly-sliding), and up-close camera time on what is most likely Antarctica. Adélies are one of only two penguin species living on the icy desert continent.
“Adélie penguins have no natural land predators and are extremely curious about people,” Oceana.org notes. “They often walk right up to researchers as if conducting their own studies.”
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