They say that penguins keep one partner for life, and a video going viral would suggest that long time penguin couples keep the romance alive too.
Newly wed Norma Llanderos-Ramirez was honeymooning in Cape Town with her husband when she saw the love birds waddling along the shoreline at Boulders Penguin Colony. She whipped out her smart phone to record the special moment, and was rewarded by the heart-warming sight of one penguin reaching out a flipper for the other to hold.
They then continue their stroll along the sands, ‘hand in hand’, enjoying the view out to sea.
“Since my husband and I are newlyweds, I wanted to see the penguins because I have heard that they keep one partner for life, so it seemed fitting,” said Norma.
The romantic video has since been watched over 160,000 times, with one viewer commenting: “These penguins have a better love life than me!”