Offbeat Video

By David Aspinall

This is the adorable moment a penguin plays chase with a little girl at an aquarium.

While visiting Jenkinsons Aquarium in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, Katie and her daughter Arianna stumbled upon the flightless feathered friend.

Noticing the five-year-old, the black and white bird is instantly mesmerised, and as soon as Arianna starts moving the penguin does the same.

Running back and forth in front of the glass, the penguin closely follows, even stopping behind a pole while Arianna appears to hide.

Katie said: “I thought it was absolutely hysterical.

“The penguin made an instant connection with Arianna and it was amazing.

“They carried on playing chase for 30 minutes.

“We even left and came back, and the penguin picked up where they’d left off.”