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    Penguins Were Allowed To Roam Around An Aquarium After It Was Closed To Humans

    At least someone is having a blast.

    Due to COVID-19, aka the novel coronavirus, many cities are requiring restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters, and even aquariums to close temporarily for everyone's safety. Because of this, many people are required to hunker down and stay home.

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    That is, unless you're a penguin. Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, which can no longer welcome visitors right now, recently shared this adorable video of one of their penguins enjoying a guided tour of the aquarium and taking in some sights and sounds they're not accustomed to.

    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.

    And if you're wondering, this little guy's name is Wellington.

    The adventure then continued when bonded pair Edward and Annie were able to roam around themselves.

    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) πŸ‘‡

    They never left each other's side, which is the kind of thing we all deserve to see this week.

    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!) πŸ§πŸ‘€ (2/3)

    β€œWithout guests in the building, caretakers are getting creative in how they provide enrichment to animals,” the aquarium told the Chicago Tribune. "Introducing new experiences, activities, foods and more to keep them active, encourage them to explore, problem-solve and express natural behaviors.”

    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)

    These times may feel tough, but at least these adorable penguins are having the time of their lives.

    If you want to continue following along on Wellington, Edward, and Annie's adventures, follow Shedd Aquarium on Instagram and Twitter.

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