During a flight from San Francisco to San Diego, one of SeaWorld's rising stars walked down the aisle of a Southwest flight--a Magellanic penguin named Pete.
Seaworld brought some of the Magellanic penguins to a national science convention in San Francisco according to Urlesque. The Seaworld staff on the flight thought it would be a good idea to let the penguins walk around on the plane during the short flight. Prior to departure, the Seaworld staff was showing off the animals at the gate in the airport.
The South American Magellan penguin, Pete, waddled down the aisle as passengers snapped photos and recorded videos of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Seaworld crew gave a short lecture to the passengers as the bird waddled around.
Magellanic penguins get the name from their place of origin, the Strait of Magellan, which is in southern Chile. The typical lifespan of the Magellanic Penguins are 25-to-30 years.
Check out the videos of the event below: