Curious Penguins Take A Very Close Look At A Camera

This is the funny reaction when a camera is placed among a group of penguins, with some nervously running away while others curiously put their faces right in front of the lens.

The footage of the so-called ‘little penguins’ (Eudyptula minor) was shared by the Taronga Zoo Sydney, located in the Australian city of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales.

The video shows the moment several of the inquisitive animals gather around the camera and some place their faces directly in front of it before seemingly losing interest and walking away.

But others are more nervous, and an especially skittish one is startled and runs away after it was apparently surprised by the recording device.

Credit: tarongazoo/Newsflash

Another of the flightless birds oddly pushes through other penguins and runs towards the camera only to immediately turn around and return to the large group after it’s initial curiosity turned to fear.

Taronga Zoo Sydney Senior Media Relations Officer Laura Minns told Newsflash the “flock of little penguins” from the zoo were “interested in a GoPro placed in their exhibit” adding that “little Penguins are the smallest species of penguin.”

They have an average height of 12.99 inches and 16.9 inches in length but measurements can differ depending on the subspecies.

They are found almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, usually along the southern coasts of Australia and New Zealand.

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Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency:  Newsflash

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