Now that people are stuck in homes and cannot go anywhere outside due to COVID-19, all the animals that are inside zoos are having a good time roaming around and meeting fellow animals.
Although the places are closed, the caretakers haven’t forgotten to share photos and videos of the life of these animals on social media. The most popular pictures among these are these adorable meetings between animals.
One such meet-up that went viral is the one between a tegu and a sea lion, at Mystic Aquarium. The confusion in the sea pup’s face is so hilarious, that this video was shared over 16K times.
— Mystic Aquarium (@mysticaquarium) March 19, 2020
Another zoo, the Cincinnati Zoo, is also letting animals meet each other. Red river hog Sir Francis Bacon was given the opportunity to visit other animals, and the meerkats have been the most surprised about the strange creature.
Maryland Zoo shared a video too, of an Indian runner duck saying hi to the penguins. Check out the cute video below.
— Maryland Zoo (@marylandzoo) March 21, 2020
San Diego zoo also joined the action, by taking a coati to have a look at the primates.
Taki the coati cutie visited some prime-mates over the weekend. ? pic.twitter.com/zG4mhLM6kS
— San Diego Zoo (@sandiegozoo) March 24, 2020
Shedd Aquarium from Chicago took it into another level when it let one of its Magellanic penguins walk inside the aquarium, looking at its fellow penguins swimming inside the tanks.
When in the water, penguins are powerhouses! ??
Magellanic penguins are excellent long-distance swimmers. With their powerful wings, they can hit speeds of 15 mph. Monte explored the Polar Play Zone and stopped to watch Dolores and Mercedes swim. pic.twitter.com/dYiDhdGhNM
— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 25, 2020
Now this will be something that interests you more. These zoos and aquariums are letting people join the live streams too!
Gregg Hudson from the Dallas Zoo says that “The main thing is, we want to not lose contact with the incredible base we’ve got, nearly 30,000 family members here in Dallas,”. He further hopes that these images and videos will relax the minds of people out their who are constantly being stressed out by the news about the current situation in the world.