If you’re a penguin, you are absolutely loving the coronavirus outbreak right now. That’s because thanks to a lack of visitors – who will not be allowed back in until next month – the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago decided to let the penguins loose and allow them to roam around the aquarium.
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Check out this little fella named Wellington having a look around – talk about happy feet:
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
How cute is that? Just waddling around and having the time of his life. Here’s another penguin couple on a date at the same location:
The adventure continues! 🐧🐧
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
— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 16, 2020
Adorable. Penguins are criminally underrated as far as cute animals go and it’s a shame that it took something as serious as Covid-19 to make us realise it. Let them loose in an aquarium and you see they’re not much different from humans – just sightseeing and happy to be there.
(Or looking for a way to escape, more likely. But still – cute visual.)
To watch a penguin launch a brutal attack after catching his wife banging another bird, click HERE. Again – just like us.