CINCINNATI (AP) - A penguin that makes a laughing sound when its belly is rubbed at the Cincinnati Zoo has become one of the latest YouTube video stars.
The Little Penguin named Cookie can be seen on the video making a high-pitched purring sound when his handler tickles him.
The website says the video was posted in January 2010 and has been watched more than 1,900,000 times. Zoo spokesman David Oehler says Cookie hatched at the zoo about 8 years ago and that the noises are part of normal courting behavior.
He says the video was made more than a year ago by a volunteer doing a blog. Oehler says Little Penguins are about a foot tall and are from the coasts of New Zealand and Australia.
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