Homewrecker penguin fight over cheating 'wife' shocks the internet
Forget dramatic soap storylines for entertainment, wildlife programmes are clearly where all the real action is at.
Warning: Contains graphic footage
The internet has gone crazy over footage of a brutal penguin love triangle captured by the National Geographic Channel for its new Animal Fight Night series.
A cuckolded penguin completely flips out in the clip after coming back to his nest to discover the mother of his children has moved another penguin into their home.
A fight breaks out when a husband comes home and finds his wife with another penguin. pic.twitter.com/9ejYGcJ5TJ— Nat Geo Channel (@NatGeoChannel) November 4, 2016
The cheated penguin, stunned by his cheating wife’s antics, then challenges the male rival to a fight, but comes off second best in a bloody brawl.
“Every September, 200,000 penguins come here to fix up their nests and breed. Life here is good, but this husband has come home to find his 'wife' with another penguin,” the narrator explains.
“He flips out; his strategy is simple, batter the homewrecker until he flees. Most birds have hollow bones in their wings to make them lighter for flight, but penguins don’t fly, their wings contain solid bone. They use them like baseball bats to club each other, delivering up to eight blows per second. Thick blubber helps protect vital organs from the pummelling.”
The bloody brawl racked up almost half a million shares and likes in less than 48 hours and now parody penguin Twitter accounts have also gone viral.
@wifepenguin, @husbandpenguin and @homewrecker penguin accounts have attracted thousands of followers since the drama began.
Wife Penguin tweeted: “I see that people are already calling me a h-e without hearing my side of the story.
“Cut the long story short, my husband kept cheating and coming home late at night and this dude was always there for me when I was cold.”
me: i hate drama— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) November 5, 2016
the internet: watch this penguin beat up another penguin who was cheating with his penguin wife
Harambe was murdered and Mr.Penguin was cheated on. 2016 has been a tough year for the animal kingdom— Team Beqa (@TeamBeqa) November 6, 2016
Good morning everyone except the wife penguin— Penguin (@AlBatrick) November 6, 2016
If ur a penguin and ur out there breaking hearts I hate u so much— Zach Burns (@zxchburns) November 6, 2016
I'm waddling home, I'm almost there— Vikzz (@vxkzz) November 6, 2016
I'm on my way, Heading up the stairs
To my surprise, a PENGUIN replacing me... pic.twitter.com/0N6rbMkwut
can someone start a go fund me for the heartbroken penguin cuz I'm down— Lauren Giraldo (@LaurenGiraldo) November 6, 2016
me: nothing really shocks me anymore— memes (@vulgarmemes) November 6, 2016
Twitter: penguin fights homewrecker, but wife chooses homewrecker still
I'd say it's chilly outside but I'm not as cold as the heart of that cheating penguin wife so I guess I'm alright— Emma Blackery (@emmablackery) November 6, 2016
I can't sleep cause of this penguin. I'm so pissed off. Vexed.— Freezy (@Calfreezy) November 6, 2016
National Geographic: Penguins are loyal to each other and mate for life— Closeted Gay Guy (@CGGuy44) November 5, 2016
penguin wife: pic.twitter.com/gKWIWB1b6e
Man is dog but woman is penguin— Kyle Sahadeo (@kisahadeo) November 5, 2016
I feel like the penguin that got cheated on and I'm not even being cheated on— Joz (@magiccjozlyn_) November 5, 2016
When Chelsea last conceded a goal, this penguin was still happily married. pic.twitter.com/b5vNigJehf— ParkedTheBus (@ParkedTheBus) November 5, 2016
me: (goes 12 hours without looking at twitter)— Nick Robinson (@Babylonian) November 5, 2016
y'all: "haha. penguin cuck"
me: what the hell you guys
Y'all having a fandom war because of MAMA but a penguin just lost his wife and kids get ya priorities straight pic.twitter.com/ORKE3Z0y1F— ㅤㅤㅤ (@1versze) November 5, 2016