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This Aquarium Closed Due To COVID-19 And Let Its Penguins Go On Field Trip

penguins walking through empty aquarium looking at fish
March 17, 2020
Caroline Burk

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.

One employee of the aquarium stated β€œWithout 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.

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 🐧

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