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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Octopus Bowl | Hugh  buttonLink

Octopus Bowl

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.

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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Aquarium Critter Shorts | Hugh  buttonLink

Aquarium Critter Shorts

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.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Before the Doors Open | Hugh  buttonLink

Before the Doors Open

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.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lorikeet Feeding Frenzy Time Lapse | Hugh  buttonLink

Lorikeet Feeding Frenzy Time Lapse

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.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Enrichment

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

One Tough Customer | Dominique  buttonLink

One Tough Customer

Sometimes it takes some trial and error, and a bit of luck, to figure out what type of enrichment our animals enjoy.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Enrichment

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Aquarium Animals Support Recycling | Dominique  buttonLink

Aquarium Animals Support Recycling

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.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Diving | Enrichment

Monday, June 30, 2014

Therapeutic Enrichment | Dominique  buttonLink

Therapeutic Enrichment

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.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Conservation | Volunteering

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Extinct in the Wild | Hugh  buttonLink

Extinct in the Wild

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.

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Animal Updates | Birds | Enrichment

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Enrichment Challenge! Part 3

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!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Enrichment Challenge! Part 2

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!

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