A group of kittens and puppies from the Atlanta Humane Society explored the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta whilst it is closed.
As the COVID-19 pandemic forces visitor attractions to close, the Atlanta Human Society has taken advantage of a closed Georgia Aquarium. The video is the latest in a number of cute animal videos filmed at attractions in lockdown.
First, some puppies went on a trip
At the end of March, the group took some stray puppies to the aquarium. In a tweet from the society, it said that the puppies had “the best. day. ever”. They certainly seemed to have fun, running around the aquarium.
This video has been extremely popular on twitter, with over 2.6 million views and 110,000 likes.
Our puppies just had the best. day. ever.
— Atlanta Humane (@atlantahumane) March 26, 2020
Then it was time for the kittens to visit
The kittens were obviously feeling left out, because they were taken on a field trip on Tuesday. They weren’t allowed to eat the fish, but seemed to have fun exploring and watching the jellyfish.
The Georgia Aquarium replied to this video, saying that their divers enjoyed meeting the kittens as they carried out their daily tasks to look after the fish.
After our puppies got to visit the @GeorgiaAquarium, we couldn't resist taking our kittens too!
They couldn't get enough of the beautiful Tropical Diver exhibit, and loooooved the jellies! We hope their adorable adventure puts a smile on your face. pic.twitter.com/EMMq9MSzfl
— Atlanta Humane (@atlantahumane) April 6, 2020
Someone asked if any of the kittens in the video were available for adoption. Although they are currently too young, the Atlanta Humane Society re-assured the enquirer that once they are fully grown there will be an update. Hopefully the popularity of the video will mean these cute kittens are able to be adopted.
Animal videos have been extremely popular on social media as attractions are closed. The penguins at Shedd Aquarium have become famous on the internet after staff filmed them wandering around the empty aquarium.
The adventure continues! 🐧🐧
This morning, Edward and Annie explored Shedd’s rotunda. They are a bonded pair of rockhopper penguins, which means they are together for nesting season. Springtime is nesting season for penguins at Shedd, and this year is no different! (1/3) 👇 pic.twitter.com/VdxN3oQAfe
— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 16, 2020
The Georgia Aquarium Expansion 2020 will feature a shark gallery with floor to ceiling acrylic windows, aimed at increasing visitor understanding of sharks.