Meet Lala – an adorable King penguin who was living for years with a Japanese family

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Meet Lala – an adorable King penguin who was living for years with a Japanese family

After the family took him to the market for the first time, Lala kept going back. So the family made a decision to put a tiny backpack on him and taught Lala to get fish from the market on his own. Clearly, it must have been quite a sight for villagers seeing the penguin wandering around with his tiny backpack!

Meet Lala The King Penguin

Family Taught Him To Go To The Fish Market Buy Fish On His Own

Lala The King Penguin
Lala The King Penguin

While there are so many people who find penguins absolutely adorable,

given the right circumstances, few of us would dare to keep them as pets.

However,

once the opportunity arose, this Japanese family didn’t shy away from keeping one in their home,

making it probably one of the most peculiar pets people have ever seen.

Lala King Penguin Walking To The Fish Market
Lala King Penguin Walking To The Fish Market

In fact, it was so rare back in the day, that journalists from around the world were trying to get in touch with the family and interview them.

In the ’90s, Real TV managed to make a short documentary about the penguin in question, who is named Lala and lives in a small Japanese village.

The documentary was made in 1996 when Lala was around 10 years old. Back in the day, Lala the King penguin spent his days living in an air-conditioned room and roamed around the streets of his town.

Penguin - Lala Heading Out
Penguin - Lala Heading Out

After the family took him to the market for the first time, Lala kept going back. So the family made a decision to put a tiny backpack on him and taught Lala to get fish from the market on his own.

Clearly, it must have been quite a sight for villagers seeing the penguin wandering around with his tiny backpack!

See the retro video below;

Lala Penguin Video

Sadly, Lala has passed away some time ago!

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