A group of penguins belonging to Kansas City Zoo visited an art museum together with their carers amid the coronavirus lockdown.
The adorable lesson in art occurred at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art where the Peruvian penguins and their keepers were welcomed to see the exhibition as the museum remains closed to human visitors.
According to the reports, the penguin keepers thought it would be good for the animals to have a change of scenery since they, too, have been isolated upon the closure of the zoo.
“We are so happy to today welcome our colleagues from the zoo and they’ve brought special friends and we’re seeing how they react to art,” the museum’s CEO and Executive Director, Julián Zugazagoitia, expressed.
“They seemed to react much better to Caravaggio than to Monet. We were speaking a bit in Spanish and they really appreciated art history.”
As seen in the photos, the penguins not only look adorable but also appear to be enjoying the new surroundings to the fullest.
Speaking of the zoo’s decision to take the penguins on a field trip, Kansas City Zoo CEO and Executive Director, Randy Wisthoff, explained:
“We take care of wild animals at the Kansas City Zoo and we’re always looking for ways to enrich their lives and stimulate their days. During this shut down period our animals really missed having visitors come out to see them.”
Meanwhile, thousands of animals in zoos around the globe have been given an opportunity to get a good rest thanks to the closure of the facilities due to the pandemic.
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