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WATCH: Dolphins delighted by sloth’s private aquarium tour

The one good thing to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is all the show-stopping footage zoos and aquariums are posting to social media.

Wildlife workers have decided to get crafty to entertain animals while tourist attractions around the world close to humans, with some taking the opportunity to introduce the animals to each other.

We’ve already reported on these adorable penguins exploring a closed aquarium in Chicago, now let us introduce you to this delightful sloth who scored a private tour around an aquarium in Texas.

Chico the sloth, who lives at Texas State Aquarium, was taken on a tour to meet some of his neighbours, which is bloody adorable. However, nothing could prepare us for his meeting with a group of dolphins.

Two dolphins, Liko and Schooner were particularly enamoured by their visitor.

“In true sloth fashion, Chico was pretty sleepy when we brought him to our underwater view to meet the dolphins, but he did open his eyes a few times to check them out,” Seamus McAfee, the manager of marketing and communications at the aquarium told Insider.

“The dolphins, meanwhile, seemed to really enjoy meeting the new arrival, as you can see in the pictures.”

The aquarium posted footage of Chico’s very special meeting on their Facebook page, which you can view below if you’d like to make your day 10 times brighter.

Chico the Sloth's VIP Tour

As a bit of a local celebrity, Chico can't tour the Aquarium on most days without being mobbed by his adoring fans. But with our temporary closing, our sleepy sloth Chico was treated to an eye-opening adventure through our Gulf of Mexico exhibits!#ClosedButStillCaring

Posted by Texas State Aquarium on Friday, 27 March 2020

Featured image source: Texas State Aquarium

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