Bubbles, Maggie, and Berkley are three Humboldt penguins who reside at the Kansas City Zoo. Since they are missing human interaction, their handlers took them out for a very special visit to the nearby Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art as a special treat.
Apparently, the idea first started out as a joke but quickly went on to become a concrete plan of action. Staff members from the zoo and the museum worked together to plan the visit ensuring the safety of the penguins (and the art).
During the visit, the penguins’ handlers followed closely behind them as they waddled around. Since the penguins are Peruvian, museum executive director Julián Zugazagoitia spoke with them in Spanish as they explored the museum.
According to Zugazagoitia, the penguins were more interested in Caravaggio’s art than they were with Monet’s Water Lilies. Clearly they are more into Baroque art than Impressionism.