Shy penguin too scared to swim

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Despite being a natural-born swimmer, one small penguin at an animal park in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province is too timid to dive into the water. Penguins do know how to swim, but they have to learn how to climb up ashore, and can have problem with controlling their direction and speed while swimming. To help the young penguins gain more aquatic skills, their parents will cheer for them in the water and demonstrate proper form. If they take too long to make it back to the bank, trainers will rescue the birds to keep them from getting exhausted.

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