Animals frolic in absence of humans
A lot of zoos, museums and aquariums have shut due to Coronavirus scare. People are not venturing out of their homes due to the lockdown. The situation is grim but there’s also a silver lining here for the animals who live in the zoos and aquariums.
The first animals to take advantage of human absence were Annie and Edward, two rockhopper penguins who reside at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. A video released on March 15, 2020, showed the couple eagerly waddling around, exploring the aquarium’s various exhibits. The footage, which instantly went viral, inspired other institutions to share clips of their four-legged residents frolicking as well.
Not just the penguins, with the absence of humans many zoos let their animals roam free in the premises. But don’t worry, there were caretakers to look after them too.