Happy World Penguin Day – 23 penguins that prove every day should be World Penguin Day!

Being the best animal in the world here’s a selection of penguins that prove every day should be a World Penguin Day!

1. Run Forest, run

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2.  Camera shy

King penguins appear headless, Royal Bay, South Georgia

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex

3.  Partners for life

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex

4. Party hoppers!

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5.  Black tie ball

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

6.  Sneezes of sea water!

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

7.  “It’s rude to stare!”

King George Island, Antarctica.

(Picture: David Cook Wildlife Photography)

8.  Hangry penguin

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

9.  Determination

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27:  'Mr Munro' a Fiordland penguin walks leaving his paint prints on tiles at Taronga Zoo on June 27, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Taronga and Western Plains Zoo today pledged a a new elephant conservation project in Thailand and animals at Taronga made their pledge by dipping their feet and hands in paint and smudging them on canvas.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

(Picture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

10.  Love is …

Penguins play before mating at Chile's military base Presidente Eduardo Frei, in the King George island, in Antarctica, on March 13, 2014.                               AFP PHOTO / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA        (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

(Picture: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

11.  Star Wars March

12.  Leaping penguins!

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

13.  A group on land – a waddle, and in the sea – a raft

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

14.  The perfect modern man 

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

15.  Pingu – Noot, Noot

16.  Support through the storm

ANTARCTICA - 2010/10/18: Antarctica, Weddell Sea, Snow Hill Island, Emperor Penguins Aptenodytes forsteri, Chicks. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

(Picture: Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

17.  Tobogganing fun

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

18.  Jumping Jacks

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

19.  Super swimmer

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

20.  Fluff ball

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

21.  Pebble problems

22.  Too cute

Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

23. Sailing Penguin!

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Photo Credit – Pete Lock

Inspired by two news stories in the Daily Record and Metro, most photos and videos from the linked pages.

Quote from Metro:

“Today is World Penguin Day, which aims to raise awareness for the importance of conserving penguins’ natural habitats.

The day coincides with the Adelié penguins’ return to Antarctica after months spent at sea – the area is home to 10,000 species, including Adelié and emperor penguins, but is under threat from human interference.”

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