This adorable video shows the moment penguins at an animal sanctuary saw SNOW for the first time.
The Humboldt’s penguins live at Paradise Park in Hayle, Cornwall, one of the most southern points in the UK.
The area rarely ever gets snow but on Tuesday, it fell across the entire county – and these cute waddling birds relished their first taste of it.
In the footage they can be seen splashing around with their beaks open, trying to catch flakes in their mouth as they land.
Staff at the animal sanctuary shared the video on social media and wrote: “Our penguins, many of whom have never seen snow before, did not know what to make of the white stuff this morning!
“Watch them in the water trying to catch snowflakes in their beaks.”
The Humboldt penguin, also known as the Chilean penguin, is a South American penguin that breeds in coastal Chile and Peru.
The penguin is named after the cold water current it swims in, which is itself named after Alexander von Humboldt, an explorer.
The species is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN, but the species are thriving at Paradise Park as three Humboldt chicks hatched in 2015.
The new additions, named Miski, Poppy and Rory, have lived through two tepid Cornish winters, but this year is the first time they have had to brave the cold.
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