WATCH: Penguins let loose across aquarium as it closes to humans
Tired of all the depressing and anxiety attack inducing news surrounding Covid-19? Well, don't worry, we've got a feel good story for you. As a direct result of the pandemic, public places around the world are closing to humans including national monuments, museums, and zoos.
Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, let the penguins out to explore seeing as no humans were being allowed to visit. This is probably the best thing you will see on the internet today.
The little guuys are seen
"Without guests in the building, caretakers are getting creative in how they provide enrichment to animals," the aquarium told the Chicago Tribune.
"Introducing new experiences, activities, foods and more to keep them active, encourage them to explore, problem-solve and express natural behaviors."
Penguins in the Amazon?!
Some of the penguins went on a field trip to meet other animals at Shedd. Wellington seemed most interested in the fishes in Amazon Rising! The black-barred silver dollars also seemed interested in their unusual visitor. pic.twitter.com/KgYWsp5VQD— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 15, 2020
The adventure continues!
This morning, Edward and Annie explored Shedd’s rotunda. They are a bonded pair of rockhopper penguins, which means they are together for nesting season. Springtime is nesting season for penguins at Shedd, and this year is no different! (1/3) pic.twitter.com/VdxN3oQAfe— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 16, 2020
Penguins like Edward and Annie will begin to build their nests next week. Join us digitally for nesting coverage! In the meantime, we will be sharing lots of different animal updates (and yes, Wellington will return!) (2/3) pic.twitter.com/eCYKOwdOMz— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 16, 2020
While it's unclear if the zoo will let any of the other animals out, they've said that the penguins will return on their social media feeds.
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