A Lonely Fish
Cairns Aquarium in Australia is home to countless fish and other sea creatures, and they have all found that their lives have changed since lockdown began. With their aquarium closed to the public, the only human interaction they have is with the aquarium staff – and that just doesn’t seem to be enough for some of them. In fact, Chang the giant grouper has supposedly shown signs of depression since his aquarium became quiet. He has spent most of his time in the dark, caved areas of his tank, and has even gone weeks without eating a single thing.
Cheering Him Up
Almost as if they knew that the fish at Cairns Aquarium would be lonely, wonderful children from Torbanlea State School decided to cheer Chang and his friends up. They drew colorful pictures of themselves and sent letters to the grouper, and they asked the aquarium staff to put them up on his tank. Because Chang had been missing the people walking by his tank every single day, he has perked up since these pictures have made an appearance. He now spends hours away from the cave, just looking at the drawings on the glass partition. Let’s hope that things can get back to normal for him soon.
The world is full of sadness at the moment, but it’s important to recognize that it’s not all bad.