Closed aquarium sends penguins on Chicago Bears’ stadium discipline commute

They’re all dressed up and after all have someplace to move.

Amid COVID-19 instances emerging national, Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium introduced transient however quick plans to voluntarily shut thru the remainder of the 12 months on Tuesday (after reopening in June following its preliminary pandemic closure). However simply because people aren’t allowed within doesn’t imply the penguin citizens can’t have a great time.

As an alternative, the flightless seabirds were given to take an extraordinary commute to the town’s Soldier Box, house to the Chicago Bears and the town’s football crew, the Chicago Fireplace. The stadium is recently open to human enthusiasts on a restricted foundation.

“Simply in time for the peak of fall soccer season, Da Penguins visited our neighbor,” the aquarium tweeted, along pictures of 4 black-and-white birds storming the sphere and locker rooms. Within the video, penguins are observed working towards however no longer interacting with a soccer and a football ball, sooner than the candy creatures’ caretakers cling them in the midst of the empty enviornment.

“All over the talk over with, the birds skilled a number of new sounds, smells and sensations, just like the grass below their toes, as they waddled around the discipline, which was once arrange for a Chicago Fireplace football fit,” the aquarium wrote in a press unlock. “Selection like that is vital for the welfare of the birds, making sure that similar to within the wild, no two days are ever the similar.”

Penguins Izzy and Darwin, a bonded pair of Magellanic penguins, had been having an overly lively pandemic, having prior to now visited Chicago’s Box Museum and Museum of Fresh Artwork. The opposite penguins, Tombo and Charlotte, had been new to the COVID field-tripping revel in. Nonetheless different tuxedo birds have long past on extra native adventures, exploring their closed-to-visitors house turf and checking in on different aquarium citizens.

The ones neighbors have additionally stayed busing all over the pandemic: There was a child growth of whales and dolphins prior to now few months.

For the ones curious to listen to firsthand what the penguins considered the revel in, the Shedd is recently providing digital penguin encounters.


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