Thursday, January 28, 2016
An octopus investigates a football. The latest Hugh's Aquarium Views video
A video of an octopus playing with a football. It’s seemed only appropriate though coincidental that the Aquarium of the Pacific’s giant Pacific octopus checked out a football the same week that the Rams Football Team announces its return to Los Angeles.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
An anthropomorphic look at some of the antics of the aquarium animals
This week I’d like to share a few anthropomorphic video shorts of some of the critters at the aquarium. A sea lion doing his best Chris Paul imitations with a basketball. A sea otter trying to take a good selfie. And even what happens after two penguins get romantically involved.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
There is a lot of work that goes on before the doors open to the public each morning at the Aquarium of the Pacific. This week’s blog includes a time-lapse video of the Aquarium staff’s pre-opening tasks.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Just when you thought it was safe for apples to go back up onto trees. A time-lapse of lorikeets devouring apples and pears in Lorikeet Forest.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Sometimes it takes some trial and error, and a bit of luck, to figure out what type of enrichment our animals enjoy.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Our animals at the Aquarium support recycling, especially when it means they get a fun new toy. Kevin the Aracari enjoys the challenges and rewards of a food enrichment made from recycled materials.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Sometimes our animals need a little extra love and care. Just like how we may need some cheering up when we’re sick, our recuperating animals appreciate some extra attention too. Enrichment is more than just for fun, it can also be used to benefit animals in recovery.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
The Guam Micronesian Kingfisher
It sometimes gives me the chills when I see these beautiful birds during my Aquarium volunteer shift. The Guam Micronesian Kingfisher is extinct in the wild. When I look at them I feel like I’m seeing living ghosts.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Frozen Treats for Ian
Aquarium staff and volunteers participated in an enrichment challenge put on by the IAATE to create inspired bird enrichment deceives using rubber. Check out the third of three creative enrichments we came up with and see all the fun our birds had!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Pompoms for the Lorikeets
Aquarium staff and volunteers participated in an enrichment challenge put on by the IAATE to create inspired bird enrichment deceives using rubber. Check out the second of three creative enrichments we came up with and see all the fun our birds had!