This is without a doubt some of the best news we've seen in the last few weeks. As the world begins to shutdown and people begin to distance themselves, penguins surprisingly enough are benefiting from the closures.
I mean, whoever thought about letting the penguins out of their exhibits should get the medal of honor.
oh my god, the chicago aquarium closed due to coronavirus, so they let the penguins run around and check out the other exhibits. (staff was present.) pic.twitter.com/YGa8CugymE— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) March 16, 2020
The Aquarium to let loose the penguins was the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago Illinois. The above video shows the cute little creatures being led around (with staff present) to observe the other exhibits.
While the Shedd Aquarium is closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak, the penguins are taking advantage of the empty halls! pic.twitter.com/7KUbI4Swvp— People (@people) March 18, 2020
Penguin Descending Stairs, Looking Around and Waving a Wing pic.twitter.com/xpzGhlotWK— (@333333333433333) March 17, 2020
With no guests in the building, caretakers at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium allowed these penguins to go exploring pic.twitter.com/HochW6SU5l— Reuters (@Reuters) March 18, 2020