Aquarium Lets Its Penguins Roam Around Its Premises After Closing Down

Aquarium Lets Its Penguins Roam Around Its Premises After Closing Down

In order to limit the spread of coronavirus, many facilities around the world are closing down, and one of them is the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. The aquarium welcomes more than 2 million guests each year, and it has closed for 2 weeks to protect the community.
However, even though human visitors are not allowed in, the aquarium is definitely not empty. It’s full of… penguins!

Yes, the aquarium staff released the penguins to stretch their legs and explore the premises for the first time ever.

Shedd Aquarium, like many places that are closed down for visitors, tries to engage with people through social media, and their efforts are truly outstanding.

People absolutely loved the adorable penguins touring around the Amazon and meeting fish and other animals. The videos gained over 100k likes on Twitter and the aquarium promised more updates.

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced last week that all public gatherings of 1,000 people or more had to be banned, and many venues and facilities had to close to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. However, the penguins seem to be enjoying the “freedom” as they’re roaming around the premises. Check out the series of absolutely adorable penguin videos below.

 
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