A Flippin' Good Surprise

A flippin' good surprise

Residents from Colne View Residential Home in Halstead, Essex, were lucky enough to receive a festive visit from Pringle and Widget, two black and white African penguins.

The two waddled around the halls of the home, stopping to size up the many Christmas trees, and paying the occasional visit into residents rooms and communal areas.

Charming photos were soon shared on social media, showing delighted residents petting and holding the penguins on their laps.


Pringle and Widget, two black and white African penguins, visiting Colne View Residential Home.

Colne View resident, Ruth Silverlock, said “it was wonderful seeing the penguins.”

“I was surprised at how tame they were”. The 86-year-old continued, “They were quite happy just sitting on my lap and they seemed to enjoy the attention from everyone.”

If you would like to know more, please visit amazinganimals.co.uk.

Article by Sarah Beamish
Training & Marketing Consultant

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