In Japan, a Penguin With a Backpack Walks Alone To The Fish Market

Here’s something you don’t see every day. In Japan, there’s a penguin who’s trained to wear a backpack and walk alone to the fish market to get her favourite meal.

Meet Lala. She’s a King Penguin who was reportedly rescued by a fisherman after she got trapped in a fishing line. The fisherman’s family in Shibushi City nursed her back to health and even gave Lala her own air-conditioned room.

Here’s where it gets interesting: Story goes is that Lala once went to the fish market with her humans and kept wanting to go back (naturally). So her humans trained her to wear a backpack (a tiny penguin, no less) and walk to the fish market daily to fetch.