Shedd Aquarium in Chicago shut its doors last week in an effort to protect the community during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But staff are still on hand to take care of the animals and provide them with plenty of fun and activities. This week they’ve been allowing the penguins to tour the empty aquarium and meet the other animals. Videos of the penguins looking in wonder at the fish and dolphins have since gone viral. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories . When the people are away, the penguins will play. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, decided to close its doors last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the animals have to self-quarantine. Instead, staff are using the empty aquarium as an opportunity to provide enrichment to the animals in new ways – including penguin tours. The penguins have been free to wander the aquarium over the last few days, checking out everything from dolphins to stingrays. "While Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium may be closed to the public, animal care staff and veterinarians are onsite 24/7," a spokesperson told Insider. "Without guests in the building, caretakers are getting creative in how they provide enrichment to animals […]


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