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Little Penguin Tickled (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 04/19/11 04:55 PM ET Updated: 06/19/11 06:12 AM ET

Life doesn't get much cuter than watching a Little Penguin -- unless you're watching a Little Penguin being tickled... and wait until you see the reaction!

In this adorable video, "Cookie" the penguin gets tickled at the Cincinnati Zoo. Cookie is a Little Penguin (the smallest species of penguin), and is reportedly the mascot of the Zoo Bird House.

He has a bandage on his foot because he has a disease known as "bumblefoot" and needs his sock changed daily.

According to The L.A. Times, Little Penguins (also known as Blue penguins or Fairy penguins) are native to Australia and New Zealand.

Patricia Sund filmed the video while working at the zoo as a guest keeper to perform research for her book and blog, "Parrot Nation." While the original video was posted to YouTube over a year ago, a new, shorter clip has recently been making the rounds, surging in popularity across the Internet.

WATCH the original version (tickling starts about one minute into the video!):

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