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Long Island Aquarium penguins meet Santa

Penguins from the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead

Penguins from the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead visited Santa this holiday season. Photo Credit: Long Island Aquarium

Kids aren’t the only ones who get to visit Santa this year -- the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead has released an adorable YouTube video of its penguins, dressed up for the holidays, waddling over to meet Santa Claus.

When the aquarium offered Santa photos to the public this year for the first time, “It was a no-brainer to bring the penguins over to see him,” says Darlene Puntillo, marketing director.

The penguins are wearing holiday costumes normally meant for dogs that the aquarium purchased at a pet store, Puntillo says. Four of them then marched over to see the Big Man, accompanied by their handlers.

Did they actually sit on Santa’s lap? Watch here to find out.

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