The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is closed temporarily due to coronavirus. But caring for the creatures who live there goes on, and the fun has gone online so people around the world can see. With the tourists gone, the staff decided to take the penguins on a field trip to visit the other exhibits. The penguin watching fish is named Wellington, and at 30 years, he is the aquarium's oldest penguin.
But wait, there's more! Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa, has also closed during the pandemic, but they have a substantial colony of rockhopper penguins that roam free every day! They have taken the internet by storm in the last week.
They are beautiful, they are charming and they are GIF-able. These favourite rockhopper penguin GIFs show just why they are one of the Aquarium's most-loved animals. 🐧 https://t.co/QxtD00emC9 #penguin #rockhopper #cute pic.twitter.com/h3Px6bbAM8— Two Oceans Aquarium (@2OceansAquarium) February 21, 2020
Watch them hopping down the stairs!
my favourite consequence of the covid-19 societal lockdown is aquarium penguins roaming around freely and when this is all over I for one welcome them as our new overlords pic.twitter.com/jRAQsF9nqm— sloane (sipihkopiyesis) (@cottoncandaddy) March 17, 2020
You can see more of the Cape Town penguins at Facebook or Twitter.