Penguin Falls For Das Boot and Gets It.

The Penguin Post has learned that if it’s spring in Germany, then love must be in the air and a young penguin’s fancy naturally turns to thoughts of… rubber boots.  And not just any boots – black and white ones that apparently look like a lady penguin lying on her stomach. In fact, so many of the male penguins at Sea Life Konstanz became infatuated with their keeper’s boots that he was forced to switch footwear to blue ones.  And you thought Carrie Bradshaw was obsessed with shoes?   “For three days I’ve been going with blue rubber boots in the enclosure,” said keeper Dennis Kubler of his attempts to get the penguins to turn their amorous attentions toward each other instead what was on his feet. The first penguin to decide true love came in the form of a rubber sole was Bonaparte – whose rubbing against Mr Kubler’s boots apparently inspired other penguins to begin competing for their squishy affection. Now, according to reports, Bonaparte – puzzled at first by the lack of reciprical attention from his boot crush- has begun interacting more with real female penguins at the facility in Konstanz, close to Germany’s southern border with Switzerland. And Mr Kubler says that once Bonaparte finds a flippered love he’ll be able to wear his black and white boots again since “penguins are monogamous”.

Bonaparte and his "bootfriend"


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