Penguins at a zoo in Kansas recently took a day trip to an art gallery.



Bubble, Maggie and Berkley - who usually live at Kansas City Zoo - were given the chance to explore the local Nelson Atkins Museum of Art as they have had no visitors in months due to coronavirus restrictions.

Kansas City Zoo CEO, Randy Wisthoff, said: ''We're always looking to enrich their lives and stimulate their days.

''And during this shutdown period, our animals really miss having visitors come out and see them.''

The museum and zoo made sure the penguins could waddle around the exhibits safely and museum boss Julian Zugazagoitia said the visit lifted spirits.

He said: ''It really brought us joy, and I think it brings the community together when the love of animals and the empathy we feel for them is also reinforced by the love we feel for art.''