Chicago Aquarium Closed to the Public Allows Penguins to Roam Free

Well, at least somebody gets to have fun during the coronavirus outbreak!

After the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago was closed to the public, keepers allowed the penguin exhibit to roam free and visit the other animals on a 'field trip'.

"Without guests in the building, caretakers are getting creative in how they provide enrichment to animals," the aquarium said in a statement. "Introducing new experiences, activities, foods and more to keep them active, encourage them to explore, problem-solve and express natural behaviors."

One bird, Wellington, checked out the "Amazon Rising" exhibit, while a pair of 'bonded' lovebirds named Edward and Annie snuck off to the rotunda for a date.

The Aquarium's staff, who have to remain on site to provide care and treatment to the animals, have promised plenty more videos in the coming weeks.

"And yes, Wellington will return!" the aquarium tweeted.

Read all about it on USA Today.

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