With no visitors coming into Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, some of the rockhopper penguins have been given free reign to roam and explore. While Wellington seems really into the Amazon fish tank, Edward and Annie have been using the opportunity to bond together more in anticipation of mating season, according to the Shedd's Facebook page.
Whatever they choose to do with their time, I say: fly free, my tuxedo'd comrades.
Penguins openly explore Chicago aquarium closed due to Covid-19 [The Guardian]
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