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This 'flying penguins' animation is actually a spoof produced by the BBC for April Fool's Day in 2008

Published on 18/11/2020 at 05:30

A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in multiple posts on Weibo, Facebook and Twitter which claim it shows penguins flying in the South Pole. The claim is false; the video is actually computer-generated spoof created by the BBC in 2008 as part of an April Fool's Day hoax.