Penguin people power
More than 500 people dressed as penguins descended on Penguin Island on Saturday with the aim of smashing a Guinness World Record.
The event was organised by the City of Rockingham and Rockingham Wild Encounters and participants believe they broke the previous record of 373 in comfortable style by amassing 506 people dressed as penguins.
Rockingham Wild Encounters marketing manager Holly Tate said the event was a huge success and took place without a hitch.
“We had everybody on the ferry and over to the island by 8.30am and the count was recorded with Go-Pro footage shortly after,” she said.
“We have sent the evidence off to Guinness World Records and now wait for their official approval.” Participants purchased tickets, which included ferry transfer and a souvenir penguin suit for the occasion.
The event was further celebrated when all were back on the mainland with a barbecue and live music at Lions Park.
Photos of the action have been shared across various social media platforms with the hashtag #penguin out burst.
A total of 506 people ranging from young children to seniors caught the ferry over to Penguin Island on Saturday for the Guinness World Record attempt.