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Penguins visit beluga whales in closed aquarium

Penguins at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago have been allowed to wander around and explore the building after it closed its doors to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak.

01/04/2020 11:06:00

Penguins at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago have been allowed to wander around and explore the building after it closed its doors to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak. The beluga whales stopped to take a look at the birds. |

Penguins at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago have been allowed to wander around and explore the building after it closed its doors to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The aquarium shared videos of Wellington and his friends taking a walk inside the facility and visiting the youngest Shedd beluga – Kayavak, Mauyak and baby Annik – over the weekend."They may have met some animals at the aquarium that are just as curious as they are," the museum wrote.

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The belugas abruptly stopped their swimming to take in the penguins."The whales, including Annik the calf born last year, collectively gathered at the window to take in Wellington and the other birds, who stared back as they waddled back and forth," the aquarium said.

Belugas are native to the northern hemisphere, so they would likely never encounter a penguin in the wild, as all penguin species are found in the southern hemisphere."That being said, the latest penguin field trip seemed just as enriching for the belugas as it was for the birds," Shedd Aquarium said.

A video of Wellington wandering through the closed aquarium and visiting other animals went viral earlier this month. The beluga whales stopped to take a look at the birds. | https://t.co/eTcAdIj07m pic.twitter.com/GGiRp0Syom Read more: RTÉ News »

So wonderful :-) xoxoxoxxo ArronAlmighty look at the whale hes saying whos this little guy 😂😂 tedesgastei MBDonnelly1 GrainneHealy2 Claire_Reilly_ catobin What an amazing idea 🤓 Oh my god 😍 My 6 year old loved this 🐧 she was studying penguins before school closed so this formed part of our homeschooling today x

Should be out in the open ocean Should they not all be in the oceans or walking on the shore JonnyHollywood9 These animals should be in their natural environment not confined in an aquarium. This should have happened years ago! Brilliant all of them are soooo cute😍😍😍 Are they hungry? Absurd_Penguin Really ....next moving statues ..or the Pubs are open

CessW53 CESD Stopped to prey on the birds* RoisinTheGinger NeilHasTwatter BodieChristian Have a watch of this!!! This is fabulous So cute

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