Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a zoo?
No, I don’t mean at the Zoo as a whole, with it’s various attractions and even KFC, but cooped up in an enclosure at the zoo.
*Unless of course you’re rich and live in a massive house complete with a swimming pool and cinema.
Luckily, these little penguins are being given a chance to be let out to play since we humans are locked in.
Little Penguins Can Explore the Rest of the Zoo Since It’s Now Closed for Public & They’re Adorable
Penguins from Singapore Zoo were allowed to go on a little tour around the Zoo as it’s closed to visitors until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to MSNEws, a video was posted by Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) on Sunday to share more about what the penguins have been up to.
The adorable video’s description was, “Animals benefit from enrichment, like we do. And with our Parks closed to visitors, the new normal presented opportunities for our African penguins to make discoveries at Singapore Zoo! #TheGreatIndoorsWRS”
The 1-minute long video showed the baby African Penguins exploring the children’s playground and other parts of the park.
The zookeepers let the adorable baby penguins explore the playground with its seesaws and slides.
The baby penguins also got the opportunity to explore the area surrounding their own exhibit.
(Does anyone else think that this is mildly sadistic?)
They also got to pose with the sealion statues and had a chance to get up close and personal with it.
Their Love & Care For The Animals Hasn’t Change
Wildlife Reserves Singapore also said that although there have been many changes (presumably due to the coronavirus such as the closure of the parks), but one thing hasn’t changed and that’s “the love and care we have for our animals”.
Situation in Singapore
Lest you’re unaware, on 4 April, Wildlife Reserves Singapore released an advisory that they would close their zoological parks in order to help prevent further spread of the COVID-19.
“Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo will be closed to visitors from 7 April 2020, in line with the government’s latest directive.”
It is also the first time that they have had to halt operations at the park.
However, they promised that the 15,000 animals housed at the park would “receive uncompromised care throughout this period of closure.”
You can watch the video here:
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