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Penguins get Olympic diving board: video

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Penguins at London Zoo get a new London Olympic 2012 inspired diving board.

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The penguins at London Zoo are getting into the Olympic spirit after being given their own diving board.

The 64 birds will now be able to show off their impressive diving skills to visitors as part of the zoo's 2012 Olympics-inspired 'Animal Athletes' programme.

Head bird keeper Adrian Walls said: "The penguins love nothing more than to show off their diving skills. I think they'll love having their very own diving board.

"We've installed it at the deepest point of their pool, right above the underwater viewing areas, so we should be able to see them giving Tom Daley a run for his money."

Penguin Beach at London Zoo is England's biggest penguin pool.

More animals will be demonstrating their sporting abilities at the zoo ahead of this summer's Olympics.

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Watch the penguins get to grips with their new diving board at London Zoo below:

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