You can’t stay mad at a penguin, even if they’ve been naughty.
At the National Aquarium of Zealand, zookeepers are keeping tabs on which penguins have been naughty and which have been nice on their official “Naughty Penguin of the Month” bulletin board.
The aquarium, located in Napier, on the North Island, is home to many penguins who have suffered a serious injury or have disabilities such as blindness or amputations. But that doesn’t mean they can’t get up to mischief.
The board chronicles the shenanigans of both the “good” and “bad” penguins of the month.
For example, a photo on Reddit of the board noted that Timmy was quite naughty during the month of June because he “stole fish” and apparently “pushed another penguin over.” That’s two demerits for poor Timmy.
On the other hand, Betty was an extraordinarily good penguin the same month by “patiently waiting for fish” and for being a “good swimmer.” Gold stars for Betty.
Of course, we all know every penguin is a good penguin, but even the cutest flightless bird needs a little discipline.
More information about the adorable little birds, both naughty and nice, can be found on the aquarium’s website.
If you visit, let’s hope the penguins will be on their best behavior.