The famous aquarium in Corpus Christi has been coming up with some unique ways to keep their animals entertained, including playing games we humans grew up with. An American crow by the name of Gabby from the Texas State Aquarium has been facing off against her trainer and caretaker in games of Connect Four amid the aquarium's temporary closure and kicking butt while she's at it. At this point, we're a little nervous as to what else she's good at!
The aquarium posted an adorable photo of Gabby and her trainer and caretaker, Sean, on Saturday, March 21.
Now, after just a short amount of time, the post has an incredible amount of likes and comments on both their Facebook and Instagram.
Now more than ever, fans of aquariums and zoos are in need of some cute animal content, and the Texas State Aquarium never shows up emptyhanded.
According to the comments, it seems as though many are rooting for Sean rather than Gabby.
"Love crows. Not surprised she’s smart enough for Connect Four," said Joyce Lynette.
We're not sure about Sean, but we'd be sharpening our Connect Four skills right about now if we were him. It's not a difficult game, but when you're going up against a smart crow, you never know what obstacles you'll run into.
"Tip for staying in during the coronavirus situation: Pass the time with games! Gabby, our American crow, has mastered Connect Four as part of her enrichment and frequently squares off against her trainer and caretaker Sean," reads the Facebook post.
Since announcing they'd be closed until April 1, the aquarium has changed their Instagram bio to include that they'd be reopening on April 18 instead.
Gabby isn't the only one having fun these days, Chico the sloth was able to "hang" with two dolphins recently!
There's no telling what else the aquarium has in store for their adorable animals.
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The bridge, which hangs over Wurzbach Parkway, was put into place to connect the once divided Phil Hardberger Park and offer animals and people a safe way to cross the busy road.
The bridge will also be an amazing community hangout spot, as it connects a park that features multiple amenities such as a playground, dog park and basketball courts.
The Tobin bridge will also be connecting over 7 miles of nature trails, which will undoubtedly lead to a hike that is truly unlike any other in the state.
Of course, the opening day comes with multiple restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including limited bathroom usage and social-distancing.
The Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge
Address: 8400 N.W. Military Hwy. & 13203 Blanco Rd. San Antonio, TX
Why You Need To Go: This bridge is truly unlike anything you've ever seen. Connecting two parks together, you'll find it easy to spend the whole day exploring the wilderness and crossing this massive structure that is saving both human and animal lives.
We need it now more than ever, so why wait?
Mayor Ron Nirenberg
In addition to the incredible experience of simply walking up and down the path, you can also consider participating in numerous special holiday events that take place on the river.
One of these events is the "Caroling Boats," where you and your gang of friends can rent a boat and take it through the river while singing your favorite holiday tunes for all of your loyal fans.
The best part about the river walk is that not only is it open 24-hours a day, it's also completely FREE, although you might find it difficult to not stop and get some famous San Antonio tacos along the way.
San Antonio River Walk
When: Now- January 3 | 24-hours a day
Address: 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX
Why You Need To Go: This magical Texas landmark really goes above and beyond when it comes to Christmas. The river walk is an absolute must-see for the holiday season, and lucky for you, you have plenty of time to experience it this year.