Flying freedom

A recently discovered colony of penguins shows itself to be unlike any other. These little Antarctic birds don't need to huddle together for protection against the bitter cold, because they can do something no other penguin can - they can fly. They then use this incredible ability to fly thousands of miles to the rainforests of South America, where they spend the winter basking in the tropical sun... Or do they? This was in fact a clever combination of wildlife footage and computer graphics, created as an April Fool's gag to publicise the recently launched BBC iPlayer service.

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