What do you do when penguins get bored and need to be stimulated? The Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, England has the answer - get them a bubble machine! This "enrichment program", according to zoo officials has been around and used on and off since 2014.

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Is there anything more fun than a bubble machine? I’m not sure but it does form a double function. Animal Collections Manager John Meek says that "Animal enrichment is used in all good zoos to provide the animals with mentally and physically stimulating experiences designed to encourage their natural behaviour and prevent them getting bored."

By the way, the penguins are loving this and have been having a great time chasing bubbles around.  See for yourself in the video below.

I think we could all use a bubble machine right about now to lighten things up!