An aquarium in Chicago has let the penguins roam around freely after it’s closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus.
Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium has taken advantage of the closure enforced by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker amid the coronavirus outbreak this week and has allowed two of the facility’s penguin to roam the building freely as there are no public spectators.
The video of the penguins’ exploration show that the pair of bonded rockhopper penguins were curious about the various tanks of fish as they examined them throughout the aquarium’s range of exhibits.
The aquarium even tweeted the news, a representative wrote: “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.”
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
Next week, the penguins have a nesting taking place which the aquarium has been eager to promote.
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
Check out the video of the penguins roaming freely below.
This aquarium is closed to the public so they let the penguins visit the other exhibits! 🐧😍Shedd Aquarium
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