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Penguins now free to be tourists: MUST WATCH

Here’s some much needed good news. Without pesky humans about, it’s now time for penguins to assume their rightful place at the top of the food chain. And it all starts with touring their local attractions...



It was their first date. Edward and Annie, a bonded pair of rockhopper penguins who live in Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, were able to have a romantic wander through the now-closed-to-humans lakefront aquarium. 


The pair were quite content on their tour, and were joined by bachelor Wellington who showed particular interest in the (tasty) fish swimming just on the other side of the glass.


“Without guests in the building, caretakers are getting creative in how they provide enrichment to animals,” the aquarium said, “introducing new experience, activities, foods and more to keep them active, encourage them to explore, problem solve and express natural behaviours”.


Like many attractions that have closed in order to hold back the spread of COVID-19, Shedd Aquarium is asking people to connect with them for behind the scenes action via Shedd’s Facebook and Instagram, as well as explore, experience and learn more about the aquatic animal world through their other digital resources.


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Written by: Gaya Avery
Published: 18 March 2020

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