Gary the grouper fish has been binge-watching RuPaul’s Drag Race during lockdown after his worried keepers gave the aquarium resident a screen to watch the show to stop it getting lonely.
Keepers at the Brighton Aquarium in Great Britain said the grouper, named Queen Gary III (as its sex can’t be determined) is a BIG fan of the bright colors and movement as fellow queens strutted down the runway.
After Finding Nemo failed to do the trick, worried keepers found that RuPaul was an instant hit with the grouper. The fish has since has gotten BIG dose of of RDR plowing through more than 150 episodes of all 12 seasons.
Senior aquarist Joe Williams said they put up a screen for Queen Gary after it became despondent during the first few weeks without guests, and started lingering in the middle of the tank.
“Gary is normally a very curious fish that interacts frequently with guests and staff members alike. But with lockdown this was taken away.”
We care deeply about every single animal we have and always strive to find ways that we can deliver care, so I set up the TV screen to keep Gary entertained while visitors aren’t able to come to the center.
‘Initially, I was surprised that Gary loved RuPaul’s drag race as much as I do, but it’s colourful, has a lot of movement and includes real people, so it makes perfect sense!
I’m not 100% sure which queen is Gary’s favorite but he always watches when Mama Ru is on the screen.”
After the aquarium re-opens on July 4 they will continue monitoring Queen Gary’s behavior and
“Keep on streaming favorite shows should it show any signs of despondency again.”
You just imagine Queen Gary saying 20 different ways…