Wellington, meet the belugas! 🐳 🐧 This weekend, Wellington visited Kayavak, Mauyak and baby Annik, who were very curious about this little rockhopper. Belugas are northern hemisphere animals, so they would likely never see a penguin! pic.twitter.com/XrpF3BlKnu— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 30, 2020
Yup, since the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has been closed to contain the spread of the pandemic, penguins have been let loose and have been allowed to explore other parts of the facility and, it’s turning out to be an adventure for them.
Naturally, the whales were wondering who the new visitor was and they couldn’t stop staring at the adorable two-legged creature who had come to pay them a visit.
This is probably the first time both, the penguin and the whales got a chance to see each other up close. Even in the wild, the two probably wouldn’t have seen each other their whole lives.
Why? Well, because the Beluga whales live in the Arctic Ocean in the Northern Hemisphere, while the penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere.
This adorable video caught the internet’s attention too and this is how they reacted to the story.
THIS IS THE BEST ONE YET— Askewtie (@Askewtie666) March 30, 2020
They’re both waving their friends over like “check it out bro” 😂🥰— Late Stage Hojoon🌹 (@HojoonH) March 30, 2020
This is awesome!— Alexandria Victoria (@AlexandriaVict5) March 30, 2020
I love how the belugas take turns seeing the penguins, like any well-mannered zoo/aquarium visitor does. They get a good look then move away so someone else can see.— Susan 🏳️🌈 (@AdorkableWriter) March 30, 2020
I love belugas so much. Please tell them I said hello from North Carolina.
@hayleysparshott look how amazed and curious they are! 😊— Chris Sparshott (@seemly) March 30, 2020
Oh, that is SO cute! The whales love it too! These are so precious!— Nannette Gunn (@nangunn) March 30, 2020
The best!— Lona Dallessandro (@LonaMpls) March 31, 2020
Another horrible day that you have successfully made so much better!! 💜🐧💜🐧💜— Hope Gainey (@hope_gainey) March 30, 2020
The way they swim into the frame it’s like magic. Two groups of extremely gregarious creatures.— Art Excursions (@ArtExcursions) March 31, 2020
Could watch this all day!— Tracey (@poolless) March 30, 2020
The animals are really having a fun time and we are glad, they are getting a chance to explore their surroundings.