Closed Shedd Aquarium Letting Penguins Explore & Visit Other Animals
Shedd Aquarium lets penguins go on a field trip to explore and visit
The Shedd Aquarium is like just about every other public place in America right now. It is closed to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Kudos to the marine biologists at Shedd who saw an opportunity.
They let some of the penguins explore the aquarium and check out other animals.
The Shedd folks shared one particularly cute video of Wellington, a rockhopper penguin.
The Chicago Tribune reports Wellington was very interested in the red-bellied piranhas in the Amazon Rising exhibit.
A Shedd spokesperson said, “Without guests in the building, caretakers are getting creative in how they provide enrichment to animals,” the aquarium said, “introducing new experiences, activities, foods and more to keep them active, encourage them to explore, problem-solve and express natural behaviors.”
The Shedd has been closed since Friday.
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