I’m pretty sure I’d previously posted this video of Cookie the Penguin who lives at the Cincinnati Zoo. But at the time I didn’t know the rest of the story, as they say.
Now, after googling the back-story, it’s a little weirder.
You see, in the video below, Cookie wasn’t giggling from being tickled. Cookie was – how shall I say this – happily flirting with Mr. Hand.
We spoke to the zoo, and — as someone suggested on Facebook — dear Cookie is not giggling in video, but engaging in typical breeding behavior. “Some penguins are more vocal than others,” said zoo spokeswoman Tiffany Barnes. Now I feel a little weird watching this.