Penguin in the City (video)

We think of penguins as living almost exclusively in Antarctica.

This 10-year-old King Penguin was rescued from a fisherman’s line and refused to leave after he was healed. He was adopted by a family in a small town in Japan and became a beloved pet who has his own personal air-conditioned cold room.

We see him walk into town wearing his backpack. He heads straight to the local fish store where the proprietor is happy to give him a fish, and help him scarf it down. On the way home a friendly neighbor gives him a welcome hosing.

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Photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar

71 comments

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing!

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing!

Donna B.
Donna B.3 years ago

Great story. He seems happy and has a great family. Lots of friends too. Hope he's still around.

Michael M.
Michael M.5 years ago

Does anyone know whether Lala was affected by the tsunami. I worry because obviously he lives in a coastal town.

Donna R.
Donna R.5 years ago

LaLa is beautiful. I wonder if he survived the earthquake and tsunami. Hope he did.

Iman Zoulfikar
Iman Zoulfikar5 years ago

Clever little Lala lol

Victoria M.
Past Member 5 years ago

the wonders of friendship :)

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Lin Moy
Lin M5 years ago

I sent the vidios to my 5 yr. old g. daughter who loves them so much now.

Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago

Cute. I like penguins.