Dennis Kübler is a zookeeper who looks after the penguins at Sea Life Konstanz. He has found himself to be the object of affection of his charges – not because they think he is some super hunky penguin but because of his choice of footwear. He made the mistake of wearing black and white rubber boots
It was a penguion called Bonaparte who first fell fell for Kübler’s boots when mating season began, rubbing up against them and apparently mistaking them for a lady penguin lying on her stomach.
Other penguins soon caught onto the idea, competing with Bonaparte for the boots’ affections, forcing Kübler to get a pair of blue boots, which do not seem to be so penguin-friendly.
The change seems to have cured Bonaparte and the other penguins of their unnatural attachment.
I am glad it was just penguins, heaven help us if a keeper had worn tiger striped boots in the big cat enclosure during mating season!