With the outbreak of the Coronavirus shutting down any public area across the world, many places are closing their doors to the public. This is the only way to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure we get back to a normal way of life where small business owners aren’t stressing. The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is no exception to this new precaution. The aquarium has closed their doors for a minimum of two weeks in order to protect the people of Chicago as well as any visitors. The aquarium however is far from empty. For the first time ever, the aquarium has allowed the penguins to wander around and visit with all the aquarium life and the internet needs this right now.
The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago had to shut its doors for visitors recently but wanted to entertain them through social media.
Social media is one of the only ways to stay in contact with people at the moment and the Shedd Aquarium is taking to the internet to entertain people.
They’ve allowed their penguins to wander around the facility with supervision of course to meet the other animals.
The penguins are one of the favorite exhibits at the aquarium because of their playful and fun personalities.
The videos they have posted have garnered well over 100k views since they were posted and other aquariums and zoos have taken the idea to entertain guests and put more positive social media out to the public.
“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,” the aquarium wrote.
The aquarium stated that, “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”.
Check out the video below:
The adventure continues! 🐧🐧— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 16, 2020
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
And my favorite:
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— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 16, 2020
Of course the favorite animals of the penguins are the fish… YUM!
Just a happy penguin checking out the sights and learning about other sea life.
I don’t think you’d be able to get them back once you let those guys out!
Apparently animals don’t have to practice “social distancing”.
Animals at all facilities including your local shelters need our help now more than ever.
We could all use more positivity right now.
Penguins are most likely scientifically proven to give people a smile no matter what they do.
Someone better be keeping a close eye on these little guys!
Now is the time people want to be in the aquarium the most! I would love to meander about with a few penguins hanging around.
Among this chaos that the world is working its way through, this is a bright beam of positivity that we could all use right now. These little feathered friends of ours have one job and that is to live life. We are fortunate enough to view these curious penguins having a good time wandering around the aquarium. I’m excited to see more!