These Four Dolphins Got to Meet a Sloth Named Chico and They Were Super Excited About It

This pandemic situation is causing a heavy phase of self-isolation and quarantine, the novel Coronavirus continues to put a damper on everyone’s moods. And it happens that many animals, both wild and those in zoos and aquariums, are finding this strange time in their lives to be rather enjoyable than depressing. Most of them don’t seem to be complaining in the least as they get a chance to enjoy a little more freedom with fewer crowds.

Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, took their penguins on an adorable field trip, letting them meet the other animals living there. Also, Pairi Daiza Zoo in Belgium befriending an otter family. It sounds like an unlikely friendship, but wait until you read about these dolphins completely losing it at the sight of a sloth.

At the Texas State Aquarium, the 3-year-old local celebrity Chico the sloth didn’t just meet dolphins on his tour around the Gulf of Mexico exhibit but their meeting was definitely the highlight of the whole adventure. He had an opportunity to say hello to some ducks before moving on to meet the seahorses. He was then carried on his favorite branch to meet up with a shark and some more friendly colorful fish. Chico seemed quite interested in jellyfish but nothing could compare to the last meeting with dolphins that was waiting for him.

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The Aquarium staff takes their animals on such “play dates”, they said: “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. As some of our most popular animals, it seemed an obvious choice for our sloths and dolphins to get a chance to see each other while we were temporarily closed. We have another sloth, Xena, but on that day, she was more interested in sleeping than meeting the dolphins! 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.

4 male dolphins: Shadow, Kai, Liko, and Schooner got to meet Chico last week.

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The staff also said: “Besides making for some fin-tastic photo ops, these animal interspecies meetups are just one of the many ways we are “closed but still caring” during the COVID-19 situation. Along with enrichment opportunities for our animals, our staff is still busy at work preparing meals for and feeding the animals, maintaining their habitats, and looking after their medical care, to name just a few tasks. We’re striving to share as many of these stories as we can with our guests and viewers around the world to keep them engaged, educated and entertained while they’re at home. Right now we’ve had the most success through social media posts like this one, along with virtual views of our animals and daily live distance learning programs.

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Here’s the video of Chico’s trip:

People loved seeing the meeting and joked around in the comments:

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People Share “Unwritten Rules” of the Society That Everyone Should Follow, and Here Are 20 of Them

In order for us to function in a healthy society, there’s a set of unwritten rules we have to follow. Those are one of the things that no school teaches you, and at some point, you have to learn that yourself. Some call them good manners, some call them rules, or maybe just common sense.

However you name it, society has a rule book that ‘forces’ people to behave and be good to one another. In order to do that you have to be aware of these “unwritten rules”. Therefore, today we will share some with you.

One Reddit user asked a question: “What is one ‘unwritten rule’ that you believe everyone should know and follow?” And there were quite some people who shared their wisdom with the internet. People were listing things that should be common knowledge but for some reason aren’t, and it’s about time everyone learned them. Therefore, scroll down below to check out this list of “rules” we compiled for you. And if you know another one that hasn’t been mentioned, make sure to share it with us in the comment section.

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If I show you a picture on my phone, don’t go swiping sideways.- Soft-Problem

2.

Don’t watch loud videos on your phone at a restaurant. Can’t believe this isn’t common curtesy anymore. –

penguinmanbat

3.

If you borrow something, give it back in the same condition.- Ryastor

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If someone is giving you a ride you should be ready at the door before they get there. It’s so rude to have someone waiting on you when they are doing you a favor by picking you up. –Thatweirdboringdude

6.

Let us get off the lift/train before you try to barge on ffs – Melassia

7.

The last one to go to bed has to turn the light off. –Rebeca2277

8.

When you have a complaint with a retail store or business, please remember that the person you are speaking too (or yelling at sadly) is just the one that happened to pick up the phone or is standing at the till. they likely have nothing to do with what went wrong and have little sway in what can be done to help. They don’t need to be yelled and screamed at for something they did not do or is under the control of a corporate office/higher up.- sebastianrileyt2

9.

If someone is wearing headphones and is clearly keeping to themselves, leave them the fuck alone!-

Thetiredregular

10.

Put the shopping cart back where it GOES! –brock0124

11.

If you want to go for a hike and listen to music, come with earphones or headphones. Don’t blast loud music. – AgeOfWomen

12.

Quit pissing on public toilet seats. – kpeterson159

13.

When someone else is paying the bill you shouldn’t order something very pricey (it’s understandable if something expensive is the only thing you are able to eat) –yomomma1000

14.

The “wave” of thank you when someone lets you in while driving in traffic. Its just polite – dishyboii

15.

Double flush if you must. Nobody wants to see your poop crumbs. – jdward01

16.

Wear deodorant if you are out in public. –kyogre120·

17.

If someone can’t fix an aspect of their appearance in five minutes or less, don’t mention it.- greentea2727

18.

PERSONAL SPACE (even when not in a pandemic) – keri112493

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