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Locked down Chicago marine park opens doors for penguins to roam free

KUALA LUMPUR — The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many businesses closing its doors to the public to combat the spread of the virus.

Locked down Chicago marine park opens doors for penguins to roam free

The penguins, Annie and Edward, wandered around the marine park.

KUALA LUMPUR — The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many businesses closing its doors to the public to combat the spread of the virus.

However, Chicago’s marine park, Shedd Aquarium, has seen ‘new visitors’ despite lockdown, as it opened doors for its penguins to freely roam around.

The aquarium shared several videos on their Facebook and Twitter pages of a group of Rockhopper penguins having a walk inside the facility and visiting other animals.

The first video posted by the aquarium on Monday (March 16) shows a Rockhopper penguin named Wellington having a look around at an aquarium in the park.

“Wellington seemed most interested in the fishes in Amazon Rising! The black-barred silver dollars also seemed interested in their unusual visitor,” read the caption.

On Tuesday morning, the marine park shared three more videos of a bonded Rockhopper penguin couple named Annie and Edward wandering around the park.

“This morning, Edward and Annie explored Shedd’s rotunda. They are a bonded pair of rockhopper penguins, which means they are together for nesting season.”

“Springtime is nesting season for penguins at Shedd, and this year is no different!”

Shedd Aquarium also offers digital coverage of the penguins' nesting season, with Annie and Edward expected to start building their nest sometime next week.

The aquarium said that its caregivers are constantly finding ways to provide new experience for their animals.

“While this may be a strange time for us, these days feel normal for animals at Shedd.”

“Our caregivers are constantly providing new experiences for the animals to explore and express their natural behaviours with.”

The videos have been viewed more than a million times across Facebook and Twitter and cheered up many social media users.

“I love them. Thank you for this bright spot in a tough week,” said a Twitter user.

“These posts are making me so happy,” another user said. MALAY MAIL

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