Penguins get to take a tour of their own zoo & visit other animals after zoo closes to public

Must See 17/03/2020

Due to public health concerns, many public places have been forced to close. 

But while places like bars, restaurants and other tourist attractions are left ghost-like, for zoo animals and zoo keepers it's business as usual - just without the crowds.

Usually the penguins at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago are the ones being looked at, but due to being so well-behaved during their 'lockdown', zoo keepers decided to let the penguins out to take a tour of the aquarium.

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

The aquarium posted to Twitter a video of one of the penguins, named Wellington, meeting some fish in the Amazon exhibit.

"Wellington seemed most interested in the fishes in Amazon Rising!" the aquarium said in the tweet. "The black-barred silver dollars also seemed interested in their unusual visitor."

The adorable video of Wellington, waddling around with his flippers out, has been viewed tens of thousands of times.