Save for an absence of gawping crowds, life for the penguins of Hong Kong’s Ocean Park has been much the same during the coronavirus pandemic — but their carers have worked long shifts to keep the monochrome troupe healthy.
Piles of fresh snow have been laid out as some 100 penguins excitedly gather for the mid-morning feeding session.
Usually, this daily ritual at the South Pole Spectacular would be a major draw. But the park is still shut because of the coronavirus outbreak.
“If the guests are here, certainly they would be more interactive with the guests through the window, but without guests, we can do… more enrichment sessions with the penguins,” explained Frank Chau, the park’s senior marine mammal supervisor.
“They can still have fun,” he told AFP.