Last week we wrote about some adorable rockhopper penguins starting an inevitable aquarium tour trend. Then we quickly saw aquariums catch on sharing videos of flamingos, ducks, and more.
We knew this trend was too good to stop at birds. This week we have been rewarded with two unique animal interactions a tegu lizard meeting a sea lion, as well as the story we all need right now, sloth meets dolphin.
At the Mystic Aquarium, located in Mystic Connecticut, aquarium caretakers thought it would be a good idea to take they Tegu lizard on a tour.
The video became extremely popular online after one illustrator shared it on his Twitter. “Pray for the zoo animals in this time of crisis,” he wrote in his now-viral tweet. “I mean, they’re getting really well taken care of, but they’re also living through an era of zookeepers saying, ‘Y’know what? F**k it, let’s just show them each other!’”
Texas State Aquarium
Texas State Aquarium has done it again, last week they made our lists with flamingos, but sloth meets dolphin is the tour we’ve all been waiting for! Chico the sloth was taken on a field trip of the Texas State aquarium and in this Facebook Live Video Chico meets all sorts of unlikely friends.
Chico is a three-year-old Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth, a species of sloth found in South America. Thanks to a wooden carrying stick, caretakers at the aquarium can sling chico over their shoulders for an engaging tour.
Chico visited the Gulf of Mexico exhibit where he met a ragged tooth shark, a pair of seahorses, reef fish, and jellyfish. But sloth meets dolphin is clearly the story we all need right now.
This isn’t the first field trip from Texas State Aquarium. “We frequently give the animals a chance to “meet” each other as a form of enrichment, which helps keep them active in body and mind.
“Our dolphins have had the opportunity to meet several other animals over the years, including baby gators, an African serval, a red-tailed boa and others. They’re almost always very curious about the other Aquarium residents,” explained the Aquarium staff. The lucky four who got to meet Chico last week were their four male bottlenose dolphins: Shadow, Kai, Liko, and Schooner.