Fluffy FTW

Fluffy The Penguin (great name, or what) was having some balance issues, so they hauled him into the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center for a tuneup. Here’s how it went.

From Matt D. at the U of M.


  1. 260Oakley says:

    This story is full of peng-win! Thank you, friends of Fluffy.

  2. rescue gal says:

    I don’t usually like captive animals, but look at how awesome these peeps are! Taking care of the sick baby- Thank you!

  3. Wonderful! I so glad Fluffy is going to do well. BTW, where can I get some of the Penguin health care? 😉

  4. sabrina rose says:

    So thankful for caring professionals and modern diagnostics! Lucky lucky Fluffy, so happy for you!!!

  5. Thank you good humans. ❤

  6. Linda, mom to six rescued bunnies says:

    GREAT pun. Jealous!

  7. Stories like this are just plain awesome! Please someone make sure that the University vets also receive our best wishes and love – they are just as awesome as the zookeepers 🙂

  8. Penguins sound like donkeys???

  9. Also: Seeing this next to the post above made me think, ‘Fluffy’ would also be a great name for a turtle.

  10. There is a breed of penguin called the African Penguin, a.k.a. the Jackass Penguin. This is because they sound like donkeys…

  11. Why, thank you, HunBun. Come to think of it, I have heard of Jackass Penguins. I guess I thought it was more of a comment on their personalities . . . .

  12. Rockhopper says:

    I so wish I worked at this facility! I unfortunately cannot convince my hospital that we should also image animals (penguins especially!)