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Penguins Wear African Dress To Welcome Leaders To Tokyo Conference (VIDEO)

31/05/2013 11:12 BST | Updated 31/05/2013 14:40 BST

This flock of penguins are wearing traditional African dress to welcome 50 of the continent’s leaders to Japan.

The birds were decked out in the colourful gear ahead of Tokyo’s International Conference on African Development, which runs from June 1- 3.

The black-footed penguins, who are residents at Yokohama’s Hakkeijima Sea Paradise marine park, are known for their natty dress sense.

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Penguins on parade: The birds show off their colourful threads at Yokohama’s Hakkeijima Sea Paradise marine park

In December they donned fur-lined Christmas costumes and patrolled the park as Santa’s little helpers. (Scroll down for video)

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