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A group of mischievous penguins have taken to the deserted streets of Cape Town and I, for one, welcome our new penguin overlords.
Video emerged of the three flightless birds casually walking down the empty street situated in Simon's Town, South Africa – a popular area for penguin spotting.
These penguins took a stroll through the quiet streets of Cape Town as residents in South Africa self-isolate amid… https://t.co/U9ocS5N2s4 — ABC News (@ABC News)
A lot of people thought it was just like the movie “Madagascar”, with the penguin characters Private, Kowalski, Skipper and Rico:
Reminds me of the "Penguins of Madagascar." This is too funny https://t.co/Fbv5Uv2eQa — David Smock (@David Smock)
@ABC https://t.co/bT7NQfrR6e — Lowcal distancing (@Lowcal distancing)
Stroll my ass. They are on a mission.
Skipper has point. Kolwaski is already working on mission objectives and ha… https://t.co/aMujuM0bYr — We could be better, but you're probably ok. (@We could be better, but you're probably ok.)
Just smile and wave, boys.. smile and wave. https://t.co/jcpEJeKstM — HS (@HS)
While many simply marvelled at how beautiful the little colony of penguins were.
@ABC @Only4RM This is so freaking cute! And the music, just perfect 😍💙 — Monica 💙🇺🇸💙 (@Monica 💙🇺🇸💙)
Today's piece of joy. https://t.co/XAFwCTl5fi — Christine Loy 🇪🇺🇬🇧🐱🥂 (@Christine Loy 🇪🇺🇬🇧🐱🥂)
@ABC So. Cute — victoria duong (@victoria duong)
Whatever your interpretation, there’s no denying the animal kingdom is making the most of humans in lockdown.
South Africa implemented a strict lockdown policy on 27 March, despite a small number of Covid-19 deaths.
Locals aren’t allowed outdoors for exercise and the sale of alcohol, cigarettes and clothing has been banned.
At the time of writing, South Africa has 3,300 confirmed coronavirus cases and 58 deaths.