South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown leaves aquarium penguins ‘stressed out’

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown leaves aquarium penguins ‘stressed out’” – below is their description.

    The Covid-19 pandemic has left penguins in an aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa stressed after the outbreak changed their daily routine, animal keepers said. The birds are social creatures and rely on routine. However, this was disrupted when lockdown forced the exhibit to close in March. Instead of seeing hundreds of people a day, the colony of penguins was only interacting with their handlers. Support us: https://subscribe.scmp.com

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