The Shedd Aquarium of Chicago (USA.) is closed due to the pandemic of coronavirus, and inside two species of penguins live Grasshoppers and Magellan who are used to the visit of humans who, together with their caretakers, keep them active. But with the lack of visitors and with the enclosure closed, the staff decided to let them explore the different rooms of the aquarium on their own. Their funny demeanor was recorded and posted on Twitter, and they have almost become famous stars.
They approached other animals very curious, and two of his penguins, Edward and Annie, who during this mating season are a couple and since then they do everything together, they walked through several rooms.
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
While Wellington, a 30-year-old grasshopper penguin, one of the oldest in the United States, was particularly interested in freshwater fish, including the red-bellied piranhas from the Amazon Rising exhibit.
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
The images have amused Internet users who are locked in their homes. And some zoos have remained connected to the public by live-streaming their facilities. There is nothing better to pass the time, which becomes eternal, and above all, for the little ones.