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Bored penguins visit art museum






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Some penguins visited an art museum for a day. Penguins from the Kansas City Zoo visited the nearby Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Bosses of the zoo and the art museum wanted the penguins to have a change of scenery. They were getting lonely because the coronavirus pandemic closed the zoo. They liked to see many visitors every day. A zoo official said: "Quarantine has caused everyone to go a little...crazy, even the residents of the Kansas City Zoo." He added: "Several of the penguins decided to go on a field trip to the [zoo], which is still closed, to get a little culture."

A director from the zoo said the penguins missed regularly seeing zoo visitors. He said: "We're always looking for ways to enrich [the penguins'] lives and stimulate their days. During this shutdown period, our animals really miss visitors." The museum's director joked that the penguins liked Italian art. He said: "They seemed to react much better to Caravaggio than to Monet." He added: "We are so happy to...welcome our colleagues from the zoo and they've brought special friends, and we're seeing how they react to art." The penguins are from Peru and Chile.

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