Locked-Down Aquarium Allows Its Penguins To Roam Free And Visit The Other Animals

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Funny, News
Published 17.03.20

An aquarium has allowed its penguins to roam the grounds as they’ve had to close doors to the public.

Everyone loves a penguin, don’t they? There’s seldom a person who doesn’t smile when they see a little penguin waddling about.

You go to a zoo and the first thing you do is rush to the penguins, but if you’re already a penguin, then what do you rush to?

penguins visit aquarium

It turns out we can now know what the penguins are interested in, as an aquarium in Chicago has let theirs loose.

Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has had to close its doors to the public due to the growing fears of Coronavirus and it’s because that, that they see know qualms with letting their penguins have a wander.

In a statement explaining the closure, Shedd Aquarium wrote:

While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to welcome you to the aquarium during this time, we are closing out of an abundance of caution and to do our part in the social distancing efforts to help stop the further spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our dedicated caretakers and veterinarians will continue to provide the highest standards of professional care and welfare for our animals on site.

The raise global moral, Shedd Aquarium took to Twitter to share footage of their rockhopper penguins waddling about and it’s pretty fantastic stuff.

Along with the video, they wrote:

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.

If you’re worried that the animals aren’t receiving the necessary care in these times of people working from home and even layoffs, Shedd Aquarium reassured people, saying:

This may be a strange time for us, these days feel normal for animals at Shedd.

Our caregivers are constantly providing new experiences for the animals to explore and express their natural behaviours with.

That’s good then.

Images via Twitter