Penguins at SEA LIFE London Aquarium’s Penguin Point have been tuning into This Morning to keep them entertained over lockdown.
Whilst the famous London attraction has been closed to visitors due to coronavirus, the resident colony of penguins have been missing the hustle and bustle of guests, who they enjoy watching and listening to as much as guests love them.
However, the SEA LIFE aquarists who care for the animals have turned to the age-old solution that keeps us all entertained – daytime television.
A TV has been placed by the enclosure to keep the adorable creatures up-to-date with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield and all the latest headlines and video footage shows they’re big fans of the presenting duo.
Once they’ve got their daily dose of This Morning, the penguins gather round for a Christmas film. Yes, really.
Penguins at SEA LIFE have been watching This Morning over lockdown (Picture: Merlin Entertainment)
Festive classics have been playing in the enclosure over the past few weeks, with Elf, starring Will Ferrell, appearing to be a firm favourite.
Leah Pettitt, Aquarist at SEA LIFE London Aquarium, said: ‘At SEA LIFE London Aquarium we are always looking for new and innovative ways to keep all our creatures entertained and engaged, as part of our enrichment processes.
A television has been keeping the penguins entertained (Picture: Merlin Entertainment)
‘This year has presented more challenges than most, so we’ve had to get creative.
‘It’s great to see how much our Gentoo Penguins are enjoying the Christmas movies we’ve put on for them.
‘We know that they watch and listen to our visitors just as much as the visitors enjoy watching the penguins.
‘So, whilst they are enjoying these festive films they’re still, just like us, very much looking forward to our real-life guests returning this week.’
This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV.
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