With the world in lockdown and humans stuck in their homes, it’s easy to assume that every living creature on this planet is in the same boat. However, this just isn’t the case. The animal kingdom seems to be thriving amidst the lack of human interaction, and while animals in zoos and aquariums can’t leave their undercover homes, that doesn’t mean that they can’t explore a little more than they usually would. In fact, these penguins met beluga whales at a Chicago aquarium, and we don’t know who loved it more.
Closing Its Doors
The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has closed its doors amidst the nationwide lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, which means that there aren’t any humans roaming around the walkways or checking out the amazing exhibits on offer. Because of this, the staff at the aquarium decided to give the penguins a chance to explore instead. Adorable penguins by the name of Wellington, Tilly, and Carmen were allowed out of their enclosure, and they soon made their way over to the resident beluga whales, Kayavak, Mayuak, and Annik.
Making New Friends
As the penguins waddled around the empty aquarium, it didn’t take them long to come face to face with these giant whales. In particular, Wellington seemed particularly taken by the whale on the other side of the glass. This rockhopper penguin spent a huge amount of time just staring at the creature in front of him, and the whales did exactly the same. As two creatures who live on opposite sides of the hemisphere, this must have been strange for both of them. After all, they have never seen creatures like them before.
The pictures of these guys together are enough to make your heart melt, and it’s nice to know that the animals of this world are making the most of this strange time in our lives.