It Looks Like This Penguin Is In Serious Trouble, But Then This Happened...

15 Jul 2015 Animals
It Looks Like This Penguin Is In Serious Trouble, But Then This Happened...

The Falkland Islands off the coast of South America are home to around 500,000 penguins. They tend to stick together, but one of the flightless birds found himself lost from the rest of his kind. Luckily, the little fella didn't have to feel lonely for too long.

Sarah Crofts, a member of the Falklands Conservation group, snapped incredible photos of this adorable moment.

Sarah Crofts, a member of the Falklands Conservation group, snapped incredible photos of this adorable moment.

She was out there feeding her own horses, and at first, she didn't think they'd pay the penguin much notice at all.

She was out there feeding her own horses, and at first, she didn't think they'd pay the penguin much notice at all.

But the curious equines couldn't ignore the strange new visitor, taking turns bending down to sniff and inspect him.

But the curious equines couldn't ignore the strange new visitor, taking turns bending down to sniff and inspect him.

There was, of course, some initial awkwardness, but it didn't take long for the horses to become braver and soon they were nose to beak.

There was, of course, some initial awkwardness, but  it didn't take long for the horses to become braver and soon they were nose to beak.

Crofts says it became sort of a game for the herd and that soon they were all reluctant to let the handsome bird out of their sight.

Crofts says it became sort of a game for the herd and that soon they were all reluctant to let the handsome bird out of their sight.

Horses in the island town don't regularly interact with the penguins, despite there being so many there, so it must have been a real treat for them.

Horses in the island town don't regularly interact with the penguins, despite there being so many there, so it must have been a real treat for them.

I think it's safe to say the little guy didn't mind all the attention, either!

I think it's safe to say the little guy didn't mind all the attention, either!
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