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COVID-19 fatigue? There are still awesome things happening in the world

March 18, 2020

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Amid the panic over COVID-19, it’s easy to forget some of the positive stories of humanity and generosity that have from this developing event.

That’s not to mention the other totally awesome things humans (and penguins) are continuing to do around the world.

If you’re getting a bit down, we hope these stories give you a little pick-me-up. You can also fix your peepers on these tips on how to stay calm and collected:


Aquarium opens animal live-streams in lieu of public visits

The adventure continues! 🐧🐧This morning, Edward and Annie explored the rotunda. They are a bonded pair of rockhopper penguins, which means they are together for nesting season. Every spring is nesting season for the penguins here at Shedd, and this year is no different! Next week, penguins, including Edward and Annie, will begin to build their nests. You’re invited to digitally join us for the nesting coverage!In the meantime, we will share a variety of animal activities, and yes, Wellington will return! While this may be a strange time for us, these days are relatively normal for the penguins and other animals at Shedd. Our caregivers are constantly providing new activities, experiences, food and more to allow the animals to express natural behaviors—even if that includes simply exploring. Let us know what penguin activities you want to see! 👇

Posted by Shedd Aquarium on Monday, 16 March 2020


Italy explodes in song as the entire country lives under COVID-19


Woman Starts Doing Grocery Runs for Older Neighbours to Reduce Their Exposure to the COVID-19


This woman is also checking in on her neighbours – by starting a chat group


Basketball star Kevin Love donates $100,000 to help out-of-work NBA staff during coronavirus shutdown


Apparently, Tom Hanks really loves Vegemite when he’s quarantined


Darling River copped a whole lot water

Timelapse Baaka arrives in Wilcannia

Three years in the waiting and the Darling (Baaka) is flowing through Wilcannia once again! 🌊💙💚🤎🌊

Posted by ABC Broken Hill on Thursday, 5 March 2020


Second Person Declared ‘Cured’ of HIV, With No Trace of Infection After Nearly 3 Years

Air pollution and global CO2 level are down as more people self-isolate

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