Curious Penguins Wander Around an Empty Aquarium

Like the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has temporarily closed their doors. While the aquarium was empty of patrons, the resident penguins took a field trip around the space, visiting such sights the large aquatic mammal area and the information center. One bonded rockhopper penguin couple named Edward and Annie explored the aquarium together.

This morning, Edward and Annie explored the rotunda. They are a bonded pair of rockhopper penguins, which means they are together for nesting season. Every spring is nesting season for the penguins here at Shedd, and this year is no different! Next week, penguins, including Edward and Annie, will begin to build their nests. You’re invited to digitally join us for the nesting coverage!

Penguin Shedd Aquarium

Penguins Shedd Aquarium

The penguins also celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in colorful garb.

Thanks Chip Beale!

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.