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Seven Worlds One Planet: Viewers go into meltdown over crowd-surfing penguins – and it’s the the best thing we have ever seen

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Seven Worlds, One Planet had viewers in fits over laughter on Sunday as we saw a waddle of penguins crowd-surfing over some sea lions (yes you did hear that right).

David Attenborough usually has fans grabbing for the tissues but this week we couldn’t help but laugh at the little guys trying to get to the sea.

During the episode, we saw a group of penguins on the coast of Peru as they used the off-shore waters to go fishing.

Although it mentioned that the entire cliff is in fact covered in droppings over one metre thick… lovely.

Mr Attenborough explained: ‘The penguins use it as a good place to dig their nest hole, but it’s a messy business.’

Viewers then got an eyeful as one penguin excretes on one of his pals (I hope you’re not eating your dinner).

To get to the sea the penguins had to cross some old nesting grounds so they could feed their chicks – although there is an obstacle in their way – the sea lions.

The sea lions are packed close together on the shore making it hard for the penguins to pass – and they don’t like being disturbed as we could see.

Warding off the sea lions by pecking them, one brave little penguin decided to use a different method of transport, yes you guessed it – crowd-surfing.

Wait for it…

The rest of the penguins then followed suit and started crowd-surfing their way through, and we think this is the best thing ever.

Viewers just couldn’t cope with many comparing the little guys to the penguins in the movie Happy Feet.

One fan said: ‘Those penguins on #sevenworldsoneplanet are like the drunkard trying to get through the crowd to get to the bar!!’

Another tweeted: ‘This has to be my favourite programme! Such amazing camera work, beautiful scenery, and those penguins and bears had me laughing out loud.’

One viewer added: ‘#SevenWorldsOnePlanet crowd surfing in tears of laughter at that penguins are ace.

And how can we not mention the memes?

Loving that penguins sass 🐧 #SevenWorldsOnePlanet pic.twitter.com/toyoebHpey

— Legal_Lizard (@legal_lizard) November 10, 2019

That penguin cruising through those sea lions #SevenWorldsOnePlanet pic.twitter.com/23o6qIupJU

— LeedsUnitedCalypso (@LUFC_Calypso_) November 10, 2019

#SevenWorldsOnePlanet

show these seal-hopping penguins how to do it

Mr Bond pic.twitter.com/oxSKwNDCSJ

— Bin Jam (@BinJam7) November 10, 2019

Penguins crowd surfing 🤣🤣🤣 #SevenWorldsOnePlanet pic.twitter.com/xDdaeASt1E

— mrs overton 🤪 (@danglesmonkey) November 10, 2019

OMG the penguins ‘crowd surfing’ 😍 #SevenWorldsOnePlanet #Penguins pic.twitter.com/v4n94SpJ8y

— Seema (@sl2016_sl) November 10, 2019

Seven Worlds, One Planet continues Sunday at 6.15pm on BBC One.



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