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These animals have no idea there is a pandemic

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/19/20, 12:39 pm

The COVID-19 outbreak may keep humans cooped up, but it means more freedom for some penguins. Staff at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago let out some of the birds to explore other sections of the empty building during the closure. Wellington the rockhopper visited the sea otters on Wednesday.

Is there any way my kids can see the animals? Other aquariums, zoos, and farms are offering virtual tours while they have to keep their doors shut. The Cincinnati Zoo has turned to daily Facebook livestreaming, while the Virginia Zoo and an Alpaca farm in Maine posted virtual tour videos.

Dig deeper: Check out Leah Hickman’s growing list of creative ways organizations and individuals are pitching in to lighten the burden of the coronavirus and social distancing.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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