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Four penguins waddle onto Chicago Bears’ Soldier Field in a trip out from Shedd Aquarium

  • Magellanic penguins Tombo and Charlotte joined Izzy and Darwin for a day out at the Soldier Field Stadium on Monday 
  • The penguins who live at Shedd Aquarium are seen waddling all over the field
  • They were also seen waddling from the Chicago Fire locker room to the goal line

By Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com

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Four adorable penguins from an aquarium in Chicago are giving the internet all the feels ahead of this holiday season. 

In a sweet video, Magellanic penguins Tombo and Charlotte joined Izzy and Darwin for a day out at the Soldier Field Stadium on Monday. 

The penguins, who live at the Shedd Aquarium, are seen in the clip curiously waddling into the stadium, which is home to the Chicago Bears and Chicago Fire.   

Four adorable penguins from an aquarium in Chicago are giving the internet all the feels ahead of this holiday season

In a sweet video, Magellanic penguins Tombo and Charlotte joined Izzy and Darwin for a day out at the Soldier Field Stadium on Monday

The penguins, who live at the Shedd Aquarium, are seen in the clip curiously waddling into the stadium, which is home to the Chicago Bears and Chicago Fire

They looked around for a few seconds before making a beeline onto the grass where they hung out for awhile with their caretakers. 

In a Facebook post, the aquarium wrote: ‘Magellanic penguins Tombo & Charlotte joined Izzy and Darwin to explore new sights and sensations—like grass under their webbed feet’.

The penguins also ‘got exercise waddling from the Chicago Fire locker room to right past the goal line’. 

‘As you #StayHome and get ready for some football, visit the penguins at a Virtual Penguin Encounter—the perfect holiday gift to share with friends & family,’ the aquarium’s post says. 

In response to special visit, Soldier Field wrote: ‘The penguins are welcome to visit Soldier Field any time, we loved having them!’ 

The Magellanic penguin is named for the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, whose crew spotted it while sailing around the tip of South America during their attempt to circumnavigate the world in 1519.  

They looked around for a few seconds before making a beeline onto the grass where they hung out for awhile with their caretakers

One of the flightless seabirds is seen waddling near a soccer ball on the field 

Another penguin is seen waddling past a football that was placed on the field 

Since 2004, Magellanic penguins have been listed as near threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. 

A census performed in 2013 estimated that there are between 1.1 million and 1.6 million breeding pairs worldwide. 

This seabird can be found mainly in Argentina, Chile, and the Falkland Islands.  

Part of their field trip included entry into the stadium’s locker rooms (pictured)

The penguins are seen as they are held by caretakers from the Shedd Aquarium 

Since 2004, Magellanic penguins have been listed as near threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. A census performed in 2013 estimated that there are between 1.1 million and 1.6 million breeding pairs worldwide

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