Penguins in the End Zone!
A group of penguins and their caretakers took a visit to Soldier Field earlier this week where they waddled around the pitch and explored the changing rooms. With the Shedd Aquarium once again temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the four penguins by the names of “Izzy” “Charlotte,” “Darwin,” and “Tombo” took to pastures new for a few hours to exercise in the neighboring stadium.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 25, 2020
It’s not the first time the penguins have been let loose on an adventure. When the Shedd Aquarium closed during the first wave of COVID-19 staff began taking penguins out on excursions and videos of the Shedd Aquarium’s adventurous penguins went viral on more than one occasion. Two befuddled penguins “Tilly” and “Carmen” wandered far from their aquarium exhibit in March of this year and came face to face with Kayavak the Beluga whale.
Time for a polar field trip! 🐧🐳❄️ Penguins Tilly and near-yearling Carmen came face to face with beluga Kayavak. Not all penguins live in super cold regions. Magellanic penguins like Tilly and Carmen are temperate-weather birds. pic.twitter.com/oDZUL1NIG1
— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 29, 2020
Two of this week’s explorers “Izzy” and “Darwin” might just start getting used to the freedom and make a break for it soon. They were the same two Magellanic penguins who took a prehistoric trip to the Field Museum back in July where they marveled at Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
I tried to teach them how to pose, but clearly they didn’t understand. https://t.co/yBRaRSTo1K
— SUE the T. rex 🦖 (@SUEtheTrex) July 9, 2020