It's a well-known fact that rockhopper penguins spend 100% of their lives being cute. Other than their tuxedo-effect countershading camouflage, stylish yellow crest feathers, monogamous relationships that last a lifetime, and their curious temperament, the rockhopper penguins of the Two Oceans Aquarium also have a knack for taking the internet by storm. Belly flops and stair hops, let's celebrate the beauty of rockhoppers in the best way that the internet knows how - through GIFs!

We've turned 10 of your favourite rocky videos scenes into GIFS:

Stair hops

Stair hops

Credit: Martine Viljoen

Happy hops

Happy hops

Credit: KT Zenz

Jasmin does a belly flop (even graceful swimmers sometimes have a bad day)

A clumsy penguin does a belly flop

Credit: Ayrton King

Nothing to see here gang

Nothing to see here gang

Credit: Martine Viljoen

Diving in

Diving in

Credit: Sian Seymour

Excited for lunch!

Excited for lunch!

Credit: Ayrton King

How did you get in there?

How did you get in there?

Credit: Martine Viljoen

To the stairs - again!

To the stairs - again!

Credit: Claudie Layton

Growing new feathers is thirsty work

Chubby penguin takes a drink

Credit: Ayrton King

All in!

All in!

Credit: Martine Viljoen

Want to see more penguin antics? Be sure to catch the ever-adorable rockhopper penguins in the Penguin Exhibit, or while taking their morning swim in the Kelp Forest Exhibit.


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