Penguin on Treadmill Has You Doing a Double Take

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(PHOTO:REUTERS/David Moir)RNPS IMAGES OF THE YEAR 2008 King penguin Nils Olav walks past soldiers from the Norwegian King's Guard after he was given a Knighthood at Edinburgh Zoo August 15, 2008. Edinburgh Zoo penguin Olav has been an honorary member and mascot of the Norwegian King's Guard since the 1980s and was made Honorary Colonel-in-Chief in 2005.

For we human beings, treadmills usually invoke a sense of dread and remembrance of failed New Year's Eve resolutions.

But maybe this video of a penguin in research will link such tortuous exercise devices to something much cuter.

In a video recently uploaded to YouTube by Science News, a tuxedo-wearing Batman villain is hastily walking about a treadmill as part of an experiment.

The cute critter keeps up as best he can to see how weight gain among the species can affect their waking abilities.

Posted to Youtube on Feb. 17, the video has gotten 42,000+ views and 50+ likes. Want to see a march of the penguin? Then check out this short but sweet vid:

YouTube/Science News
Penguin walks on treadmill.