Milak and Shouka got new enrichment

May 27th, 2020 | By | Category: Zoos in USA

27.5.2020 – Source: Zoo Sauvage de Saint-FĂ©licien

One of the most important tasks for the zoo keepers is to make sure the animals have enough enrichment.

All the polar bears love different kind of toys but even food hidden in ‘secret places’ is a form of enrichment.

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Here’s an example of combined toy & food enrichment. As you can see Milak and Shouka love this speciality on the day’s menu. 🙂

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Do raccoons hibernate during the winter season? No! These are in a period of torpor rather than hibernation. During warmer winter days, raccoons can wake up and go outside.

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My home is my castle. Please, don’t disturb!

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Close-ups of two feline friends

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Have you heard people talking that they must keep a distance to each other …. I wonder if we have to follow that restriction, too ….

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Well, we will take some precautions anyway!

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Enjoy the video!




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  1. Dear Mervi
    Thank you for bringing these lovely pictures to KWM.
    The blue barrel is beloved of Polar Bears all over the world.
    Your captions really bring the pictures to life.

  2. Merci au “Zoo Sauvage de Saint-FĂ©licien” pour ces beaux photos et pour le vidĂ©o.

    Thank you, dear MERVI, for having brought even news from this French Zoo.

    I am only sorry that I am no more able to add more polar bears and other lovely animals of near to unknown zoos worldwide, as my tiny brain is already overloaded with names, places, stories, and pictures/videos; even though I love everything so much! I trust you will understand . . .

  3. BTW: When watching the video I am afraid of the eye light of the two beauties . . . 😉

  4. Liebe Mervi,

    ich glaube, bei der Lebensmitteltonne hat man die Intelligenz der BĂ€ren etwas ĂŒberschĂ€tzt
    und ich finde die Spieße auch nicht ungefĂ€hrlich. Da die BĂ€ren aber auch Kraftpakete sind, bekommen sie mit der ĂŒblichen Methode des Draufspringens irgendwann die Spieße so klein, dass sie abbrechen und das Obst freigeben.

    Deine Kommentare zum Corona-Abstand sind witzig!

    Herzliche GrĂŒĂŸe
    Britta-Gudrun

  5. Dear Mervi!
    The keepers did a great job with preparing the blue barrel for the bears. The polar bears love the blue barrels.
    Hugs
    Ludmila

  6. Dear Mervi!
    Blue barrels are certainly favourite toys for polar bears especially when they were filled with yummy treats.
    I suppose after a while the bears in Zoo Sauvage de Saint FĂ©licien/Canada knew the trick to get the tasty morsels…

    All other photos are marvellous too! I loved especially the sleeping raccoon, the little panda in his bedroom and the prairie dogs who were not sure about social distancing among each other…
    Thank you for your suitable captions!

    Hugs and paw waves
    Anke

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