Meet Cookie, also known as the “Little Penguin”. Cookie is a celebrity at the Cincinnati Zoo. The little penguin became a celebrity after a Guest Keeper filmed a video, in 2010, of Cookie getting a belly rub and making sounds of glee while getting it. The video took almost a year to go viral, but when it did it amassed more than 8 million views. The publicity was great for the Cincinnati Zoo and even spawned a Facebook page “run by” Cookie.
“Little Penguin” (also known as Fairy Penguin) is a particular type of penguin that is smaller than others. Little Penguins generally stay in shallow waters near the shore and hunt small fish. In this video you have to wait until near the end to see the belly rub, but it is worth it. Enjoy!
Little Penguin Loves Belly Rubs