This Aquarium Closed Due To COVID-19 And Let Its Penguins Go On Field Trip
The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has closed its doors in an effort to promote self-isolation and to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Now, this closure of the aquarium is probably a bummer for humans, but it’s definitely not keeping the rockhopper penguins from having some fun.
On Monday, the aquarium posted a video of some adorable penguins going on a field trip around the empty facilities.
The adventure continues! 🐧🐧— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 16, 2020
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
One employee of the aquarium stated “Without guests in the building, caretakers are getting creative in how they provide enrichment to animals. Introducing new experiences, activities, foods and more to keep them active, encourage them to explore, problem-solve and express natural behaviors.”
A video of Wellington the penguin’s fascination with some fish has been a fan favorite.
Penguins in the Amazon?! 🐧🌴— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 15, 2020
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
Turns out all people need to keep them sane during this self-isolation period are a few videos of some adorable penguins having fun on their field trip 🐧