We could watch this all day. <small> Cover image via Twitter @shedd_aquarium </small>
While the rest of the world is practising social distancing, a group of penguins decided to go on a little adventure
Amidst coronavirus fears, Chicago's Shedd Aquarium closed its doors to outsiders much to the delight of their penguins, who decided it was time to explore places they wouldn't normally be allowed to visit.
The aquarium shared videos of the penguins waddling about and they are too freaking adorable!
A curious rockhopper penguin named Wellington decided to spread his wings and meet new buddies, who seemed just as intrigued by his presence
He was spotted observing fishes from the Amazon. Both of which would never meet on any other normal occasion in their natural habitat.
Watch the video of him below:
<blockquote><p dir="ltr" lang="en">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</p>— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 15, 2020</blockquote>
Two penguins, Edward and Annie, were also seen waddling around the rest of the aquarium, as if on holiday before the nesting period begins
<blockquote><p dir="ltr" lang="en">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</p>— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 16, 2020</blockquote> <blockquote data-conversation="none"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">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</p>— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 16, 2020</blockquote> One video showed the pair tottering about near the information counter.<br></br> "Our caregivers are constantly providing new experiences for the animals to explore and express their natural behaviours with," the aquarium shared in a series of tweets on Tuesday, 17 March.<br></br></p> <blockquote data-conversation="none"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">While 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 behaviors with. Let us know what penguin activities you would like to see! (3/3) pic.twitter.com/ftlow7iPHl</p>— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 16, 2020</blockquote> <p>When asked if they could show more penguin escapades like this, Shedd Aquarium responded that their animal caretakers plan to have even more creative activities for the penguins and other animals now that there are no guests in the building.<br></br></p>
Naturally, the penguins’ little escape has made the Internet swoon
Yep, exactly what the Internet needs right now :’)
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