These curious penguins went on a tour around a closed aquarium
These curious penguins went on a tour around a closed aquarium
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These curious penguins went on a tour around a closed aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is now closed to the public due to coronavirus. But the news isn't all bad, especially for their penguins who got the opportunity to take a tour of the aquarium themselves.

With the Shedd Aquarium closed the keepers have been finding some rather inventive ways to enrich the lives of the aquarium's inhabitants. So on the weekend, some lucky penguins got the opportunity to observe the other side of the glass. The aquarium shared with the Chicago Tribune:

"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 behaviours."

The aquarium shared the penguin's adventures on Twitter and one little rockhopper, in particular, named Wellington, took a special liking to the Amazon exhibit:

Some penguins are even stuck together as they have already paired up for the mating season, such as Annie and Edward:

How Cute!

By Johanna Garner

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