With the Shedd Aquarium closed to visitors to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, some penguins got to experience the aquarium just like humans do.
The staff at the Shedd have been getting creative with planning activities for the animals while there are no guests in the building. So on Sunday, they took some of the penguins on a field trip around the aquarium to explore.
One rockhopper penguin, named Wellington, seemed particularly interested in the fish in the Amazon Rising exhibit. And the freshwater species, like the red-bellied piranhas and the black-barred silver dollars, were also intrigued by their peculiar visitor.
A Magellanic penguin, Monte, took a trip to the Polar Play Zone, another Shedd exhibit, to see some dolphins.
In a video posted by the Shedd, Wellington walks right up to the glass to get a good look at some of the other aquarium residents. Watch, and swipe right to see Monte with some dolphins:
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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! Other animals like the black-barred silver dollars also seemed interested in their unusual visitors. Swipe right to view Monte’s trip in Polar Play Zone.