Penguin record attempt

All 506 people dressed as penguins on Penguin Island.
All 506 people dressed as penguins on Penguin Island.

A CALL by the City of Rockingham to help break a Guinness World Record was met by 506 people dressed as penguins descending on Penguin Island on Saturday.

Participants ranged from young children to seniors.

They caught a ferry to Penguin Island for the City of Rockingham’s first Guinness World Records attempt.

Mayor Barry Sammels said five councillors from the City attended on the day to support the event.

“Thank you to the Youth Advisory Council for launching this idea,” he said.

“It is great to support something fun for the community, something a little different and a little quirky.

“I would like to thank Wild Encounters for all their work with the event including ticket sales and ferry transport.”

It took seven ferry trips to transport all the people over to the island.

To qualify for the attempt, all participants had to wear a full penguin costume including a head piece with a beak attached, black and white body suit and webbed feet.

All participants had to be filmed arriving on the island and filmed while two independent witnesses counted each penguin.

All photographic and written evidence will be provided to Guinness World Records and will take up to eight weeks to be ratified.

The record is then uploaded on to their website.